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 for parcel
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 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.
     Particle.]
     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.
                                                    Symonds.
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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
        vocabulary.
  
     Part and parcel. See under Part.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parcel \Par"cel\, a. & adv.
     Part or half; in part; partially. --Shak. [Sometimes hyphened
     with the word following.]
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           The worthy dame was parcel-blind.        --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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           One that . . . was parcel-bearded [partially bearded].
                                                    --Tennyson.
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     Parcel poet, a half poet; a poor poet. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  parcel
      n 1: a wrapped container [syn: package, parcel]
      2: the allotment of some amount by dividing something; "death
         gets more than its share of attention from theologians" [syn:
         parcel, portion, share]
      3: an extended area of land [syn: tract, piece of land,
         piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel]
      4: a collection of things wrapped or boxed together [syn:
         package, bundle, packet, parcel]
      v 1: divide into parts; "The developers parceled the land"
      2: cover with strips of canvas; "parcel rope"
      3: make into a wrapped container

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  183 Moby Thesaurus words for "parcel":
     a certain number, a few, a number, acres, adjunct, allocate, allot,
     amount, apportion, array, assign, bag, bale, barrel, basket, batch,
     bind up, bindle, body, bolt, bottle, bouquet, box, box up, budget,
     bunch, bundle, bundle up, can, capsule, carton, carve, carve up,
     case, cask, chattels real, chunk, clot, clump, cluster, clutch,
     collection, component, container, contingent, count, crate,
     cross section, cut, cut up, deal, deal out, deck, decrease,
     demesne, detachment, detail, disburse, disperse, distribute,
     district, divide, divide into shares, divide up, divide with,
     division, divvy, divvy up, do up, dole, dole out, domain, dose,
     encase, encyst, fagot, fardel, fasces, fascine, fix, fraction, gob,
     grounds, group, hamper, hand out, heap, honor, hunk, increase,
     installment, item, jar, land, landed property, lands, large amount,
     lot, lots, manor, measure, member, mess, messuage, mete out,
     moiety, nosegay, number, one or two, pack, package, packet,
     parcel out, part, particular, partition, passel, percentage, piece,
     plat, plot, portion, posy, pot, praedium, property, prorate,
     quadrant, quadrat, quantify, quantity, quantize, quarter, quiver,
     quota, random sample, rate, ration, real estate, real property,
     realty, reduce, remainder, roll, roll up, rouleau, sack, sample,
     sampling, section, sector, segment, set, several, share, share out,
     share with, sheaf, shift, slice, slice the pie, slice up,
     small amount, split, split up, subdivide, subdivision, subgroup,
     subspecies, sum, tank, tenements, tie up, tin, toft, tract, truss,
     truss up, two or three, umpteen, wrap, wrap up, zone
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PARCEL, estates. Apart of the estate. 1 Com. Dig. Abatement, H 511 p. 133; 5 
  Com. Dig. Grant, E 10, p. 545. To parcel is to divide an estate. Bac, Ab. 
  Conditions, 0. 
  
  

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