• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Parcel-office a place where parcels are received for despatch and delivery
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. parcelle (It. particella)—L. particula, dim. of pars, partis, a part.


In literature:

She wrote the clerk's name on the parcel, and then she took the box, and descended to the office with it.
"Ragged Lady, Complete" by William Dean Howells
A naval officer preaching about Republicanism and parcelling out the Land!
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
He always carried a similar parcel when he came to his office.
"The Landloper" by Holman Day
One time the two higher ranking officers in our barracks had received a parcel with some dried onion flakes in it.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
This company had parcelled the world out among its officers.
"Building a State in Apache Land" by Charles D. Poston
After a time Letty grew impatient at the delay in getting any address and took her first parcel to the post office.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
We once wished to send a parcel of feathers home, and went accordingly to the post office.
"The Land of the Black Mountain" by Reginald Wyon
Rose received the parcel at tea-time, brought to her by a mounted messenger from the War Office.
"Great Possessions" by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
Certificates of the posting of parcels can be got at all post offices.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 353, October 2, 1886." by Various
A wounded officer told us he was giving out the mail in his trench the night before last, and nearly every man had either a letter or a parcel.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous

In news:

Prior to that, I worked in the Property Appraiser 's Office and helped lay the groundwork for the present-day computer-assisted appraisal system being used to equitably appraise more than 250,000 parcels or property each year.
Parcel giants FedEx and UPS will still be able to keep piggybacking on the US Postal Service network to remote locations, after the ailing agency on Wednesday pulled back on plans to close thousands of rural post offices.
FAIRVIEW PARK Final, unofficial results show that voters overwhelmingly agreed to rezone several parcels of land from the General Business A classification or Office Building 1 to Residential Single Family.
As part and parcel of the Christian life, the disciple of Jesus Christ participates upon baptism in a real and tangible way in the threefold office of the Son of God.
The governor's office is directing $105 million in affordable housing resources and tax credits to housing projects across Massachusetts, including a $6.7 million allocation to the redevelopment of Fairfax Gardens and Parcel 6A in Taunton.
Issue 16 asked voters to rezone three parcels, totaling less than 1 acre, from C-3 office space to A-1 residential.
Henry Spencer and David Spee recently purchased a parcel of land along Baldwin Avenue near the Patsy Takemoto Mink Post Office.
The Walker City Commission has voted to rezone a parcel on the corner of Fruit Ridge Avenue and Northridge Court that will eventually be home to a doctor's office.
The office says Adrien Inkel and Son Inc, and Stephane Inkel, Inc failed to follow current use forest management plan on their 2,113-acre parcel in Bloomfield.
Parcel Plus positions itself to become the secondary offices for these entrepreneurs who don't want to have copiers, fax machines and postal meters cluttering their homes.
It's Christmas crunch time at Auburn post office for cards, parcels.
The town intends to convey three slivers of land, shown as parcels A, B, and C, on map number 2095, as recorded in the Weston Town Clerk's office.