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 for Parcel post
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parcel \Par"cel\, n. [F. parcelle a small part, fr. (assumed)
     LL. particella, dim. of L. pars. See Part, n., and cf.
     1. A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a
        whole; a part. [Archaic] "A parcel of her woe." --Chaucer.
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              Two parcels of the white of an egg.   --Arbuthnot.
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              The parcels of the nation adopted different forms of
              self-government.                      --J. A.
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     2. (Law) A part; a portion; a piece; as, a certain piece of
        land is part and parcel of another piece.
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     3. An indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or
        quantity; a collection; a group.
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              This youthful parcel
              Of noble bachelors stand at my disposing. --Shak.
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     4. A number or quantity of things put up together; a bundle;
        a package; a packet.
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              'Tis like a parcel sent you by the stage. --Cowper.
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     Bill of parcels. See under 6th Bill.
     Parcel office, an office where parcels are received for
        keeping or forwarding and delivery.
     Parcel post, that department of the post office concerned
        with the collection and transmission of parcels; also, the
        transmission through the parcel post deparment; as, to
        send a package by parcel post. See parcel post in the
     Part and parcel. See under Part.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parcel post \Par"cel post\
     That branch of the post office having to do with the
     collection, transmission, and delivery of parcels[4]. The
     British Inland Parcel Post was established in 1883. The rates
     in 1913, dating from 1897, were 3d. for parcels not exceeding
     one pound and 1d. for each additional pound up to the limit
     of 10 pounds. A general parcel post was established in the
     United States by Act of August 24, 1912, which took effect
     Jan. 1, 1913. At that time, parcels could not exceed 11
     pounds in weight nor 72 inches in length and girth combined.
     Provision is made from insuring parcels, and also for sending
     parcels C.O.D. The rates of postage vary with the distance.
     See Zone, below.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  parcel post
      n 1: postal service that handles packages

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "parcel post":
     PP, RD, RFD, airmail, book post, correspondence, direct mail,
     direct-mail selling, express, fourth-class mail, frank,
     halfpenny post, junk mail, letter post, letters, mail,
     mail-order selling, mailing list, newspaper post, post, post day,
     registered mail, rural delivery, rural free delivery, sea mail,
     seapost, special delivery, special handling, surface mail

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