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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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It was a bold move by Holbeck Ghyll to allow the BBC to set a large chunk of one of the episodes in its splendidly English oak-panelled restaurant.
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Built for the Earl of Lonsdale in the 19th century and later converted into a hotel, Holbeck Ghyll oozes old-fashioned style and quality.
Treading carefully: A couple of walkers attempt to cross a stream on their way up the Langdale Pikes, which you can walk from the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel (below).
He was just 5lb lower that day and given that Balding's yard is in excellent form at present, Holbeck Ghyll merits maximum respect.
The couple, who have Cote Ghyll Caravan Park next door, have now made sure the 14-bed facility will remain one of the few youth hostels on the North York Moors.
Take time to rest and enjoy the views before heading back along the same route to your start point at the Old Dungeon Ghyll.
So when I got to the New Dungeon Ghyll hotel I was a little surprised to be entirely cut off from the outside world.
However, Sarah wanders off when Victoria's back is turned but is found by Aaron, who takes the youngster to Tug Ghyll.
Holbeck Ghyll, also in Windermere, was built in the 19th Century and was a former hunting lodge for Lord Lonsdale.
HOLBECK GHYLL proved a Scoop6 buster yesterday, when victory for the Andrew Balding's six-year-old in the bet's fourth leg - the Totesport.