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gill,

in weights and measures: see English units of measurementEnglish units of measurement,
principal system of weights and measures used in a few nations, the only major industrial one being the United States. It actually consists of two related systems—the U.S.
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gill

[gil]
(mechanics)
A unit of volume used in the United States for the measurement of liquid substances, equal to ¼ U.S. liquid pint, or to 1.1829411825 × 10-4 cubic meter.
A unit of volume used in the United Kingdom for the measurement of liquid substances, and occasionally of solid substances, equal to ¼ U.K. pint, or to approximately 1.420653125 × 10-4 cubic meter.
(mycology)
A structure consisting of radially arranged rows of tissue that hang from the underside of the mushroom cap of certain basidiomycetes.
(vertebrate zoology)
The respiratory organ of water-breathing animals. Also known as branchia.

gill

1
1. the respiratory organ in many aquatic animals, consisting of a membrane or outgrowth well supplied with blood vessels. External gills occur in tadpoles, some molluscs, etc.; internal gills, within gill slits, occur in most fishes
2. any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the undersurface of the cap of a mushroom

gill

2
a unit of liquid measure equal to one quarter of a pint

gill

1, ghyll Dialect
1. a narrow stream; rivulet
2. a wooded ravine
3. a deep natural hole in rock; pothole

gill

2
Dialect a female ferret

Gill

(Arthur) Eric (Rowton). 1882--1940, British sculptor, engraver, and typographer: his sculptures include the Stations of the Cross in Westminster Cathedral, London
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If none of Mr Gill's running mates on the 2014 candidates' list were nominated, there would have to be a by-election at an estimated cost of PS5m, allies of Mr Gill suggest.
Approximately four hours later, surveillance video showed Gill departing the storage facility in the truck in willful violation of the previous out-of-service orders.
Gill hopes then to be able to open it to the local community so children can learn more about the animals.
One of the new products Gills has invested in is a state-of-the-art Florigo frying range at a cost of approximately PS50,000.
Keogh denied waving a knife at Mr Gill on the night of June 16.
And with phone guidance from 999 staff, she and friend Craig Gauld, who happened to be passing, performed CPR on Gill and got her breathing.
Gill apparently told the trooper that he had a bad night and "was going through a ton" of problems, his lawyer said.
Fergie said Gill stepping down is a big loss to him, but the fact that he is staying on the board encourages him that the reason for his departure is heartfelt, adding that Gill believes it is time for the club to move on.
Gill and wife Leila, 35, ran an alternative medical centre from their bungalow where they abused two women.