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gill

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Fish
gillgill1 /Ι‘Ιͺl/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 trout.jpg HBFone of the organs on the sides of a fish through which it breathes2 β†’ full/packed/stuffed etc to the gills
Examples from the Corpus
gillβ€’ The bichir, in fact, not only has gills like any other fish, but a lung as well.β€’ As well as having gills, Lungfish have primitive lungs with which they can obtain oxygen from the air.β€’ Dab with bacterial ulcers and yellow swollen gills were found in hauls across the region.β€’ Sediment also clogs the gills of fishes.β€’ The first hundred yards' walking up the gill leads you into the rocky vault of Lower Ease Gill Kirk.β€’ See their gills distend with the movement and the flurry of pectoral fins that give the subtle shunting manoeuvre.
Related topics: Measurement
gillgill2 /dΚ’Ιͺl/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š TMa unit for measuring liquid, equal to ΒΌ pint. In Britain this is 0.14 litres, and in the US it is 0.12 litres.
Examples from the Corpus
gillβ€’ As well as having gills, Lungfish have primitive lungs with which they can obtain oxygen from the air.β€’ Dab with bacterial ulcers and yellow swollen gills were found in hauls across the region.β€’ Sediment also clogs the gills of fishes.β€’ The first hundred yards' walking up the gill leads you into the rocky vault of Lower Ease Gill Kirk.β€’ Smith showed that water was forcibly ejected from the mouth when the gill covers were squeezed suddenly.β€’ See their gills distend with the movement and the flurry of pectoral fins that give the subtle shunting manoeuvre.
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