Parcelling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature ParcellingDeath's name is much more mighty than his deeds; Thy parcelling this power hath made it more.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in King Edward the Third.The Jimville stage is built for five passengers, but when you have seven, with four trunks, several parcels, three sacks of grain, the mail and express, you begin to understand that proverb about the road which has been reported to you.ndash;Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain.It seems worthy of consideration whether it would not be a convenience to the public if government were to undertake the general conveyance of parcels somewhat on the same system with that on which the post is now conducted.ndash;Charles Babbage in On the Economy Of Machinery And Manufactures.Don't you understand? You have got solid men behind you, so I'm not afraid, my good sir. Nowadays, business is all parcelled out in portions.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau.Thenceforth, and notwithstanding the parcelling out of their territory, the Flemings became a people homogeneous through their pipes and beer.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Alkahest (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).We buy parcels of coloring absolutely identical.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Eve and David.So we filled our magazines with the last, and waited, in front of the parcels of Boche.ndash;Henri Barbusse in Under Fire.We fear we have also lost one or two small parcels from the Cape.ndash;K.M. Barrow in Three Years in Tristan da Cunha.When we got home we began to unpack our own parcels.ndash;K.M. Barrow in Three Years in Tristan da Cunha.Bessie never knew, until after she had hung her coat in the hall closet and counted up her parcels, that she had one too many.ndash;L. Frank Baum in American Fairy Tales.
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