parcel


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parcel

1. a quantity of some commodity offered for sale; lot
2. a distinct portion of land

Parcel

A piece of land with its own metes and bounds.

parcel

Of land, a contiguous land area which is considered as a unit, which is subject to a single ownership, and which is legally recorded as a single piece.

parcel

As used in meteorology, it means a small volume of air—small enough to contain a uniform distribution of its meteorological properties and large enough to remain relatively self-contained and respond to all external factors.
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As my hands passed over my body they came in contact with pockets and in one of these a small parcel of matches wrapped in oiled paper.
A look in the eyes of a shipmate, a low murmur in the most sheltered spot where the watch on duty are huddled together, a meaning moan from one to the other with a glance at the windward sky, a sigh of weariness, a gesture of disgust passing into the keeping of the great wind, become part and parcel of the gale.
Four heavy, doublebanked frigates and three corvettes to frighten a parcel of naked heathen into subjection
And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for a hundred pieces of silver.
You remember I fetched from his room what I thought he needed, and he asked Blanche for a piece of paper and some string to make a parcel.
Take this, Roger de Conde," she whispered, dropping a tiny parcel to him, "and wear it ever, for my sake.
Have you got anything in the parcel line for me, John?
Quick then," cried John, "as there is still time, let us convey to him directions to burn the parcel.
Van Horn called her his parcel of trouble, and he was anxious to be rid of the parcel, without, however, the utter annihilation of the parcel.
Shortly after Miss Ladd had taken her departure, a parcel arrived for Emily, bearing the name of a bookseller printed on the label.
Before they could start, however, the awful spectacle of a little dog trotting out of the room with a paper parcel in his mouth, made Polly clasp her hands with the despairing cry: "My bonnet
Leave these papers with my clerk, then,' said Ralph, producing a small parcel, 'and tell him to wait till I come home.