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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.
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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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Best of all, some of Britain's best walks are literally on the doorstep and guests can tackle a dif-f ferent one every day of the week GettingThere The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale, near Ambleside.
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.com Dash - knocked out all the remaining tickets chasing the pot, writes David Lawrence.
Carl lends Debbie the money to buy Tug Ghyll, to spite Matthew, and Nicola tries to literally scare Donald to death.
Already on the open market are 12.7 acres at Meathop Woods, woodland at Ghyll Head, Bow-ness, and 7.2 acres at Bank Wood, Bassenthwaite.
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