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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gill  \Gill\,  n.  [Etymol.  uncertain.] 
  A  two-wheeled  frame  for  transporting  timber.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gill  \Gill\,  n. 
  A  leech.  [Also  {gell}.]  [Scot.]  --Jameison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gill  \Gill\,  n.  [Icel.  gil.] 
  A  woody  glen;  a  narrow  valley  containing  a  stream.  [Prov. 
  Eng.  &  Scot.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gill 
  n  1:  a  British  imperial  capacity  unit  (liquid  or  dry)  equal  to  5 
  fluid  ounces  or  142.066  cubic  centimeters 
  2:  a  United  States  liquid  unit  equal  to  4  fluid  ounces 
  3:  any  of  the  radiating  leaflike  spore-producing  structures  on 
  the  underside  of  the  cap  of  a  mushroom  or  similar  fungus 
  [syn:  {lamella}] 
  4:  respiratory  organ  of  aquatic  animals  that  breathe  oxygen 
  dissolved  in  water  [syn:  {branchia}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Gill,  CO 
  Zip  code(s):  80624 




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