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Definition of "parceled out" [parceled out]

  • Given out in portions (adjective)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "parceled out" in a sentence
  • "This was civilization, one household butting up into the next one, all elbows jostling, all the land parceled out till nobody had no doubt at all who owned every inch of it, who had the right to use it and who was trespassing and better move along."
  • "Now came in a plate of beautiful biscuit; then an equally beautiful loaf of light-bread; then a plate of new-fashioned corn bread, parceled out by the spoonful, and baked in the shape that the spoon gave it."
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