• WordNet 3.6
    • n parcelling 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"
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  • Thomas Mann
    “The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life.”
  • John Webster
    John Webster
    “Fortune's a right whore. If she give ought, she deals it in small parcels, that she may take away all at one swoop.”
  • John Howe
    John Howe
    “What a folly it is to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal.”


Part and parcel - If something is part and parcel of your job, say, it is an essential and unavoidable part that has to be accepted.


In literature:

He permitted her to snatch the parcel and attack the knot.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
He was holding a small parcel, to which, after a moment, he drew her attention.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
The Count had no precise object in view when he hurriedly left the shop with the parcel containing the broken doll.
"A Cigarette-Maker's Romance" by F. Marion Crawford
It must be divided into three separate parcels, and each of us must carry one on his back.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
So the shops and streets were crowded, and people with arms full of holiday parcels jostled each other at every corner.
"Faith Gartney's Girlhood" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
I was just getting cigarettes for an up-going train of field-kitchens and guns out of your parcel when it began to move.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
All that week on rest we had a glorious time, our parcels had arrived from home and every one was feeling happy.
"Into the Jaws of Death" by Jack O'Brien
Receive mine in the same parcel, I think it will scarcely be the smallest share.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
Your parcel has not arrived yet.
"Letters from France" by Isaac Alexander Mack
The articles are also remeasured by the clerks who do them up in parcels, to see if the quantity is correct.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
I let the cinder parcel fall on to his beaver, from which it rebounded to his feet.
"A Flat Iron for a Farthing" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Pure guess, and from the small size of the parcel and the evident difficulty found in carrying it.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
When it was over, Jeff waited for Anne and Lydia, to carry home their parcels.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
One of them immediately drew from under his coat a small but heavy parcel wrapped in an old rag.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
I stepped in through the railing and picked up the parcel.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
I dropped the parcel and Jenkins picked it up.
"The Haunted Pajamas" by Francis Perry Elliott
Then she reflected it were wiser not, and rose, placing the precious parcel in Jessica's own hands.
"Jessica Trent: Her Life on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
That forenoon Gavin left the manse unostentatiously carrying a brown-paper parcel.
"The Little Minister" by J. M. Barrie
About 8745 such parcels are now sent each week.
"The Postage Stamp in War" by Fred. J. Melville
When Mr. Duval had paid for all the wonderful things, they were tied in three big parcels.
"The Cinder Pond" by Carroll Watson Rankin

In poetry:

Smith said, “Thank you, thank you, thank you,”
And wished him a good-day;
And with his parcel ‘neath his arm
He slowly moved away.
"Bones" by Walter de la Mare
Under thy shadow by the piers I waited;
Only in darkness is thy shadow clear.
The City's fiery parcels all undone,
Already snow submerges an iron year . . .
"To Brooklyn Bridge" by Harold Hart Crane
"In thy sacred and perfect year,
The souls that were parcel of thee
In the labour and life of us here
Shall be rays of thy sovereign sphere,
Springs of thy motion shall be.
"Tenebrae" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
And the feller said 'Eh, but what's more
I've just heard that the old Baron up at the Castle
Says, him as kills Dragon can marry his daughter,
She's lovely and she's worth a parcel.'
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee
Of these hills the little vessel
Henceforth is part and parcel;
And on Bearcamp shall her log
Be kept, as if by George’s
Or Grand Menan, the surges
Tossed her skipper through the fog.
"Voyage of the Jettie" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Are ye right there, Michael, are ye right?
Have ye got the parcel there for Mrs. White?
Ye haven't, oh begorra,
Say it's comin' down tomorra - And well it might now, Michael,
So it might.
"Are Ye Right, There, Michael?" by William Percy French

In news:

When the 250 bypass cut through McIntire Park, it severed the small parcel of land that now runs from the skate park to the McIntire Recycling Center.
Passengers in cars zooming by on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in New York City who catch a glimpse of an abandoned 20-acre tract covered with weeds might think nothing ever was there and very little can be done with this ancient parcel.
Parcells says he would coach Saints if asked.
Do you think the partnership between the town and the schools to purchase the Dow parcel is a good idea.
Domaine Clarence Dillon Acquires a Parcel Near Château Haut -Brion.
73 Parcels of Park Point Land Up for Grabs.
St Louis County is currently working to sell 73 parcels of tax-forfeit land it acquired over the past few decades.
Salary history of fired GISD administrator, Kettering University buys 25 parcels from Land Bank.
A parcel of farmland sold for just shy of $20,000 an acre a year ago.
The parcel of land is located between the ballfield at Sunshine Park at the housing in the background.
(AP) — The public will have access to a boat- launching site on the Snake River near Jackson thanks to the purchase of a 40-acre parcel along the river by two groups.
Lansing letter carrier delivers parcels, pleasantries for more than 56 years.
If rezoned, 22-acre parcel would include housing, hotel and retail village.
Problem is, that same parcel is expected to fund it.
Five Donated Parcels Could Enhance Newtown's Open Space Inventory.

In science:

Since the field is completely randomized after a time wandering of fluid parcels over times ≫ t, as in Vainshtein & Rosner (1991) and Cattaneo (1994).
Thermal conduction and particle transport in strong MHD turbulence, with application to galaxy-cluster plasmas
Another strong motivation to write the article at hand was that the three-loop ADM computed here is part and parcel of the complete NNLO analysis of rare semi-leptonic ¯B → Xs ℓ+ ℓ− decays presented recently by us in collaboration with Christoph Bobeth and Paolo Gambino .
Effective Hamiltonian for Non-Leptonic |Delta F| = 1 Decays at NNLO in QCD
Convection was thought to facilitate explosion by increasing the dwell time in the gain region of parcels of matter accreting through the shock, and thereby the efficiency of neutrino heating.
Multi-Dimensional Explorations in Supernova Theory
Projection of the 3 D distribution of gas parcels onto any specified sky plane prod uces a column density pattern.
Envelope density pattern around wide binary AGB stars: a dynamical model
Assuming the peak parcel was ejected at an earlier time ˜tp (the peak parcel ejection time), the radial position of the peak parcel (or the density peak) at a given time ˜t is ˜rpeak ( ˜t) = ˜l( ˜tp ) + hγ + ˜Vl ( ˜tp )i ( ˜t − ˜tp ).
Envelope density pattern around wide binary AGB stars: a dynamical model
At a later time ˜tc when the first collision between gas parcels occurs (the peak parcel i s usually the parcel that collides with others first), shock regio n begins to form.
Envelope density pattern around wide binary AGB stars: a dynamical model
The time ˜tc is called the shock time, and the parcels that collide first are called the “ shock parcels”.
Envelope density pattern around wide binary AGB stars: a dynamical model
After that, further gas parcel collisions modify the velocity of the shock parcels according to the conservation of momentum.
Envelope density pattern around wide binary AGB stars: a dynamical model
The individual velocity component of the shock parcels ˜Vm ( ˜t) in the last term on the right side is different from star motion velocity ˜Vl ( ˜ts ) because collisions modify it according to the convervation of momentum. ˜Vm ( ˜t) cannot be analytically expressed, but has to be determined by piston model simulation.
Envelope density pattern around wide binary AGB stars: a dynamical model
The magnetic flux is frozen into the ion motions, so displacing a parcel of plasma should produce a matching (Alfvénic) perturbation of the magnetic field line and vice versa: in an Alfvén wave, u⊥ = ±δB⊥/√4πmin0i .
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
This is, we suppose, part and parcel of the on-going absence of a decent theory (not peculiar to astrophysics) for turbulence, convection, and such.
Astrophysics in 2006
Tsamis et al. argue for the existence of a hitherto unseen component in H  regions, consisting of cold, metal-rich ionized parcels of gas.
Enrichment of the ISM by metal-rich droplets and the abundance bias in HII regions
The condition of the atmosphere, particularly the lapse rate, or the ease with which heated parcels of air rise within the atmosphere, controls the impact that buoyancy of the heated air from the combustion zone has on the atmosphere and the fire.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
The evolution of the accelerated p article distribution when a shocked fluid parcel moves furth er downstream is determined by adiabatic cooling and synchrotron radiation losses.
From blast wave to observation
The boundaries of these parcels would be natural locations for the formation of O VI-bearing interfaces.
Recent FUSE Observations of Diffuse O VI Emission from the Interstellar Medium