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

  Parcel \Par"cel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parceledor Parcelled;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Parceling or Parcelling.]
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     1. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; -- often
        with out or into. "Their woes are parceled, mine are
        general." --Shak.
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              These ghostly kings would parcel out my power.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              The broad woodland parceled into farms. --Tennyson.
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     2. To add a parcel or item to; to itemize. [R.]
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              That mine own servant should
              Parcel the sum of my disgraces by
              Addition of his envy.                 --Shak.
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     3. To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's
        purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  parcelling
      n 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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