By parceling out to us so little, his concert movie feels more like a loud karaoke bar.
I could not see her as a worker in organized charity, parceling out benefits tied with red tape.
(b) This is to render the surface smooth for parceling and serving.
To keep me from mischief, the mate used to set me picking oakum, or ripping up an old sail for 'parceling,' as it was called.
late 14c., "a portion of something, a part" (sense preserved in phrase parcel of land, c.1400), from Old French parcele "small piece, particle, parcel," from Vulgar Latin *particella, diminutive of Latin particula "small part, little bit," itself a diminutive of pars (genitive partis) "part" (see part (n.)).
Meaning "package" is first recorded 1640s, earlier "a quantity of goods in a package" (mid-15c.), from late 14c. sense of "an amount or quantity of anything." The expression part and parcel (early 15c.) also preserves the older sense; both words mean the same, the multiplicity is for emphasis.
"to divide into small portions," early 15c. (with out), from parcel (n.). Related: Parceled; parcelled; parceling; parcelling.