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English Dictionary: parceling by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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"
    Synonym(s): allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Parcel \Par"cel\, v. t. [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. [bd]Their woes are parceled, mine are
            general.[b8] --Shak.
                     These ghostly kings would parcel out my power.
                     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 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Parceling \Par"cel*ing\, n. [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.
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