gill

Part of speech: noun

An organ of fishes for breathing the air contained in water.

Part of speech: noun

A liquid measure of one- eighth of a quart.

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Usage examples "gill":

  1. Scrape and dissolve half a cake of the yeast in a gill of warm water and mix it with the flour. - "Woodcraft", George W. Sears.
  2. I have a dog whistle here on me watch- chain, given me by Charley Gill, of the Inniskillens. - "The Firm of Girdlestone", Arthur Conan Doyle.
  3. It might be in our stomachs, or it might be in our fins, and perhaps there is something wrong with our gill- covers. - "Among the Pond People", Clara Dillingham Pierson.