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parcel, noun

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1. Diamond-trade. A packet of diamonds of mixed sizes and qualities, offered for sale together.
1902 G.F. Williams Diamond Mines S. Afr. 51The daily productions of diamonds are put away in parcels until there is an accumulation of about 50,000 carats of De Beers and Kimberley diamonds.
1988 K. Sutton in E. Prov. Herald 5 Mar. 7A diamond rush was under way on the commonage at Bloemhof, and a digger named Steyn had found a flawless 25 carat stone...Other nice parcels had been found.
2. slang. dagga noun2 sense 1.
1952 [see boom sense 1].
A packet of diamonds of mixed sizes and qualities, offered for sale together.
dagganoun1.

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