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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GILL

Mr. Gill had the house for eight years, and was the last landlord.

Was it the backwater of my disgrace, I wonder, that has overwhelmed poor Gill?'

The injury was too grave: Gill's life, as the doctor's certificate will prove, was in danger.

Had she really leased the Barn to this man Gill: and if so, for what term?

Boil half-a-pound of lump sugar in a gill of water until melted.

Nor could they collect in the canteen even a gill of water to take with them.

A gill of cold-drawn castor-oil, added to the above, would be beneficial.

Mr. Gill describes one of these houses which was used as a residence.

They are chiefly caught on Lake Huron with gill nets and hooks.

They are caught in seines, gill nets, trap nets, and with spears; never with hooks.

WORD ORIGIN

"organ of breathing in fishes," early 14c., of unknown origin, perhaps from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse giolnar which perhaps means "gills;" Old Danish -gæln (in fiske-gæln "fish gill"). Related: Gills.

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