from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Part by part; item by item.
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And Neil, I haven't opened my post yet since coming back from hols--but there's something very parcelly sitting on the worktop and it's got my name on it...
He heads his bill: Following appeareth, parcelly, divers and sundry manner of writings, which I William Ebesham have written for my good and worshipful master, Sir John Paston, and what money I have received, and what is unpaid.