parcel (n.) Old form(s): parcell
small group, company, party
AW II.iii.51[King to Helena] This youthful parcel / Of noble bachelors
LLL V.ii.160[Mote proclaiming his speech] A holy parcel of the fairest dames
MV I.ii.102[Portia to Nerissa] I am glad this parcel of wooers are so reasonable
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