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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Parceling \Par"cel*ing\, noun [Written also parcelling.]

1. The act of dividing and distributing in portions or parts.

2. (Naut.) Long, narrow slips of canvas daubed with tar and wound about a rope like a bandage, before it is served; used, also, in mousing on the stayes, etc.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Parcel \Par"cel\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Parceled}or {Parcelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parceling} or {Parcelling}.]

1. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; -- often with out or into. "Their woes are parceled, mine are general." --Shak.

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. [R.]

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} (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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

parceling

noun

1: the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state" [syn: {allotment}, {apportionment}, {apportioning}, {allocation}, {parceling}, {parcelling}, {assignation}]


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