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Gill Gill, n. [Abbrev. from Gillian.] 1. A young woman; a sweetheart; a flirting or wanton girl. ``Each Jack with his Gill.' --B. Jonson. 2. (Bot.) The ground ivy (Nepeta Glechoma); -- called also gill over the ground, and other like names. 3. Malt liquor medicated with ground ivy. Gill ale. (a) Ale flavored with ground ivy. (b) (Bot.) Alehoof.
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Gill Gill, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A two-wheeled frame for transporting timber. [Prov. Eng.]
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Gill Gill, n. A leech. [Also gell.] [Scot.] --Jameison.
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Gill Gill, n. [Icel. gil.] A woody glen; a narrow valley containing a stream. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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Gill Gill, n. [OF. gille, gelle, a sort of measure for wine, LL. gillo, gello., Cf. Gallon.] A measure of capacity, containing one fourth of a pint.
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Gill Gill, n. [Dan. gi[ae]lle, gelle; akin to Sw. g["a]l, Icel. gj["o]lnar gills; cf. AS. geagl, geahl, jaw.] 1. (Anat.) An organ for aquatic respiration; a branchia. Fishes perform respiration under water by the gills. --Ray. Note: Gills are usually lamellar or filamentous appendages, through which the blood circulates, and in which it is exposed to the action of the air contained in the water. In vertebrates they are appendages of the visceral arches on either side of the neck. In invertebrates they occupy various situations. 2. pl. (Bot.) The radiating, gill-shaped plates forming the under surface of a mushroom. 3. (Zo["o]l.) The fleshy flap that hangs below the beak of a fowl; a wattle. 4. The flesh under or about the chin. --Swift. 5. (Spinning) One of the combs of closely ranged steel pins which divide the ribbons of flax fiber or wool into fewer parallel filaments. [Prob. so called from F. aiguilles, needles. --Ure.] Gill arches, Gill bars. (Anat.) Same as Branchial arches. Gill clefts. (Anat.) Same as Branchial clefts. See under Branchial. Gill cover, Gill lid. See Operculum. Gill frame, or Gill head (Flax Manuf.), a spreader; a machine for subjecting flax to the action of gills. --Knight. Gill net, a flat net so suspended in the water that its meshes allow the heads of fish to pass, but catch in the gills when they seek to extricate themselves. Gill opening, or Gill slit (Anat.), an opening behind and below the head of most fishes, and some amphibians, by which the water from the gills is discharged. In most fishes there is a single opening on each side, but in the sharks and rays there are five, or more, on each side. Gill rakes, or Gill rakers (Anat.), horny filaments, or progresses, on the inside of the branchial arches of fishes, which help to prevent solid substances from being carried into gill cavities.

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- A gill (/ɡɪl/ (listen)) is a respiratory organ found in many aquatic organisms that extracts dissolved oxygen from water and excretes carbon dioxide. The...
- Adrian Anthony Gill (28 June 1954 – 10 December 2016) was a British writer and critic. Best known for food and travel writing, he was The Sunday Times'...
- Vincent Grant Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame...
- Rimpy Kaur Gill (born 19 December 1975), commonly known as Mahi Gill, is an Indian actress, working in the Hindi and Punjabi film industries. She is best...
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- Aastha Gill is an Indian playback singer from Delhi. She is best known as a playback singer in Hindi films. Her Bollywood playback singing career began...
- James Dalrymple "Andy" Gill (born 1 January 1956) is a founding member and guitarist for the English rock group Gang of Four. Gill is known for his jagged...
- Johnny Gill Jr. (born May 22, 1966), also known as J.G., J. Skillz and Johnny G, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Gill is the sixth and final...
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