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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

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(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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Jessica Billington looked a little green around the gills as she munched her way through her very first snail.
Some of the boys went fishing, but not being a seafaring person I went green around the gills just thinking about it.
When we started we were pretty green around the gills, didn't know what we were supposed to be doing, and were just stumbling along getting it together,' he admits.
But I reckon the only punters feeling green around the gills by 2pm will be Gers fans and anyone who hasn't snapped up a slice of Celtic to win at 6/4.
This team's been through too much to have its tallest player sit out because he was sick,'' said Henderson, looking a little green around the gills.
GILLINGHAM heroes Tommy Johnson and Danny Spiller (left) are all smiles as Johnson's goal helps the Kent side leave Charlton feeling distinctly green around the gills yesterday, writes Bruce Millington.