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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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. “Their woes are parceled, mine are general.”
    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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·cel·ing, n.
 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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, parcelling, assignation]