To parcel a rope
Parcel Par"cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parceled}or {Parcelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parceling} or {Parcelling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; -- often with out or into. ``Their woes are parceled, mine are general.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

These ghostly kings would parcel out my power. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The broad woodland parceled into farms. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To add a parcel or item to; to itemize. [R.] [1913 Webster]

That mine own servant should Parcel the sum of my disgraces by Addition of his envy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc. [1913 Webster]

{To parcel a rope} (Naut.), to wind strips of tarred canvas tightly arround it. --Totten.

{To parcel a seam} (Naut.), to cover it with a strip of tarred canvas. [1913 Webster]


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  • To parcel a seam — Parcel Par cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parceled}or {Parcelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parceling} or {Parcelling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; often with out or into. Their woes are parceled, mine are general. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parcel — Par cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parceled}or {Parcelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parceling} or {Parcelling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; often with out or into. Their woes are parceled, mine are general. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parcel — 1. noun /ˈpɑrsəl,ˈpʰaː.səɫ,ˈpʰɑː.səɫ,ˈpʰɑɹ.səɫ/ a) A package wrapped for shipment. I saw a brown paper parcel on my doorstep. b) A division of land bought and sold as a unit. I own a small parcel of land between the refinery and the fish cannery …   Wiktionary

  • parcel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French parcele, from Vulgar Latin *particella, from Latin particula small part more at particle Date: 14th century 1. a. fragment, portion b. a volume of a fluid (as air) considered as a single entity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parcel — /pahr seuhl/, n., v., parceled, parceling or (esp. Brit.) parcelled, parcelling, adv. n. 1. an object, article, container, or quantity of something wrapped or packed up; small package; bundle. 2. a quantity or unit of something, as of a commodity …   Universalium

  • parcel — /ˈpasəl / (say pahsuhl) noun 1. a quantity of something wrapped or packaged together, a package or bundle. 2. a quantity of something, as of a commodity for sale; a lot. 3. any group or assemblage of persons or things. 4. a separable, separate,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • parcel — par•cel [[t]ˈpɑr səl[/t]] n. v. celed, cel•ing (esp. brit.) celled, cel•ling, 1) an object or objects wrapped or packed up to form a small bundle; package 2) a quantity or unit of something, as of a commodity for sale; lot 3) a group or… …   From formal English to slang

  • To slip the collar — Collar Col lar, n. [OE. coler, coller, OF. colier, F. collier, necklace, collar, fr. OF. col neck, F. cou, fr. L. collum; akin to AS. heals, G. & Goth. hals. Cf. {Hals}, n.] 1. Something worn round the neck, whether for use, ornament, restraint,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parcel — noun 1》 an object or collection of objects wrapped in paper in order to be carried or sent by post. 2》 a quantity or amount of something, in particular land. verb (parcels, parcelling, parcelled; US parcels, parceling, parceled) 1》 make… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Worm, parcel and serve — To worm, parcel and serve a line is to apply a multi layered protection against chafe and deterioration. It is a technique not usually used on modern small boats, but is found extensively on traditionally rigged sailing ships. Worming, parcelling …   Wikipedia

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