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Definition of Gills
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 Gills from wikipedia
by their gills
, but observed
was of another
opinion. The word branchia comes
from the Gr**** βράγχια, "gills
- Fish gills
fish to breathe
underwater. Most fish exchange gases
and carbon dioxide using gills
that are protected
- External gills
are the gills
of an animal, most typically
an amphibian, that are exposed
to the environment, rather
than set inside
- ("Blood Test") when Barry explains
that a litre
is, "about 8 gills
". (Eight gills would
be 40 imp fl oz, or 1.1 l.) In "Bart the Genius," an episode...
- the gills
to the stem is cl****ified based
on the shape
of the gills
from the side, while
and the shape
of individual gills
- crofting township
and former fishing
village, overlooking Gills
Bay and consists
of Upper Gills
to the south
and the main township
on the coast
and is situated...
- Artificial gills
to: Imitation gills
put into stuffed
fish for the sake of appearance
term for liquid breathing
- Gabrielle Gills
at Flickr Commons
"Recital by Gabrielle Gills
" (PDF). New York Times. January
29, 1917. Retrieved
2015-04-05. "Gabrielle Gills
is an unincorporated community located
County, in the U.S. state
of Virginia. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information
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