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parceling

[pahr-suh-ling] /ˈpɑr sə lɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of separating or dividing into parts and distributing; allotting or apportioning.
2.
Nautical. strips of canvas, usually coated with tar, for wrapping around a rope to protect it.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see parcel, -ing1
Related forms
unparceling, adjective
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