Parcel

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parcel

1. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; often with out or into. Their woes are parceled, mine are general. These ghostly kings would parcel out my power. (Dryden) The broad woodland parceled into farms. (Tennyson)

2. To add a parcel or item to; to itemize. That mine own servant should Parcel the sum of my disgraces by addition of his envy. (Shak)

3. To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc. To parcel a rope, to cover it with a strip of tarred canvas.

Origin: Parceled or Parcelled; Parceling or Parcelling.

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