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.

(Par"cel), a. & adv. Part or half; in part; partially. Shak. [Sometimes hyphened with the word following.]

The worthy dame was parcel-blind.
Sir W. Scott.

One that . . . was parcel-bearded [partially bearded].

Parcel poet, a half poet; a poor poet. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Par"cel*ing), n. [Written also parcelling.]

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.

(Par"cel-mele`) adv. [See Parcel, and Meal a part.] By parcels or parts. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Par"ce*na*ry) n. [See Parcener, partner.] (Law) The holding or occupation of an inheritable estate which descends from the ancestor to two or more persons; coheirship.

It differs in many respects from joint tenancy, which is created by deed or devise. In the United States there is no essential distinction between parcenary and tenancy in common. Wharton. Kent.

(Par"ce*ner) n. [Of. parçonnier, parsonnier, fr. parzon, parçun, parcion, part, portion, fr. L. partitio a division. See Partition, and cf. Partner.] (Law) A coheir, or one of two or more persons to whom an estate of inheritance descends jointly, and by whom it is held as one estate.

(Parch) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Parching.] [OE. perchen to pierce, hence used of a piercing heat or cold, OF. perchier, another form of percier, F. percer. See Pierce.]

1. To burn the surface of; to scorch; to roast over the fire, as dry grain; as, to parch the skin; to parch corn.

Ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn.
Lev. xxiii. 14.

2. To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat; as, the mouth is parched from fever.

The ground below is parched.

(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." Shak.

These ghostly kings would parcel out my power.

The broad woodland parceled into farms.

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.

3. To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc.

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