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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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He said: "He's not too bad on the move but occasionally he gets a bit travel sick and he goes green around the gills."
He was the first driver of the revolutionary, but ill-fated, Advanced Passenger Train - dumped because it's unique tilt system left its passengers decidedly green around the gills.
Sligo Rovers 1 Cork City 1 OWEN HEARY turned the air blue after the Bit O'Red were left feeling green around the gills at the Showgrounds.
We're very different, I was green around the gills on a one-hour boat trip just out of the port of Ilfracombe, but I couldn't be prouder of my mad, brave sister.
Then he became quite green around the gills as I showedhim howbad the wounds were.
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.
Labour's former Deputy Prime Minister, 75, isn't quite so green around the gills. But there's no denying his resemblance to the wheezy-voiced foe of the eye-patch wearing hero in cartoon favourite Danger Mouse.