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Definition of Gill
GillGill 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.
(a) Ale flavored with ground ivy.
(b) (Bot.) Alehoof.
Gill Gill, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
A two-wheeled frame for transporting timber. [Prov. Eng.]
GillGill Gill, n.
A leech. [Also gell.] [Scot.] --Jameison.
Gill Gill, n. [Icel. gil.]
A woody glen; a narrow valley containing a stream. [Prov.
Eng. & Scot.]
GillGill 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. GillGill 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.
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,
Gill arches, Gill bars. (Anat.) Same as Branchial
Gill clefts. (Anat.) Same as Branchial clefts. See under
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.
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.
Meaning of Gill from wikipedia
- A gill
(/ɡɪl/ (listen)) is a respiratory organ found
in many aquatic organisms
that extracts dissolved oxygen
and excretes carbon
- 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
- Vincent Grant Gill
12, 1957) is an American country
and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success
(born 19 December
1975), commonly known
as Mahi Gill
, is an Indian
in the Hindi
film industries. She is best...
Eric Rowton Gill
ARA (/ɡɪl/; 22 February
1882 – 17 November
1940) was an English
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- J****i Gill
is an Indian singer
and actor mainly
****ociated with Punjabi music
and films. He studied
at Gobindgarh Public College where
took up two practical...
- sizes: big gill
= 1.5 Imp. gill
= 3/4 Imp. gill
wee half gill
= 3/8 Imp. gill
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to a gill
- Aastha Gill
is an Indian playback singer
from Delhi. She is best known
as a playback singer
films. Her Bollywood playback singing career
- James Dalrymple
(born 1 January
1956) is a founding member
for the English
Gang of Four. Gill
for his jagged...
- Johnny Gill
Jr. (born May 22, 1966), also known
as J.G., J. Skillz
G, is an American
singer-songwriter and actor. Gill
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