(animal anatomy) A breathing organ of fish and other aquatic animals.
(of a fish) A gill slit or gill cover.
- Fishes perform respiration under water by the gills .
(mycology) One of the radial folds on the underside of the cap of a mushroom, on the surface of which the spore-producing organs are borne.
(animal anatomy) The fleshy flap that hangs below the beak of a fowl; a wattle.
(figuratively) The flesh under or about the chin; a wattle.
- Gill nets are designed to catch a fish by the gills .
(spinning) One of the combs of closely ranged steel pins which divide the ribbons of flax fiber or wool into fewer parallel filaments.
- (Jonathan Swift)
* (mycology) lamella
* green about the gills
* to the gills
To remove the gills from a fish as part of gutting and cleaning it.
* 2014 , Scott Tippett, Polaris (ISBN 1304268179), page 99:
(lb) To catch (a fish) in a gillnet.
* 1898 , Report of the Commissioner of Fisheries to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor , page 255:
- She gutted and gilled the fish, then scaled it.
* 1971 , Michael Culley, ?G. A. Kerkut, The Pilchard: Biology and Exploitation (ISBN 1483186784), page 70:
- Owing to the peculiar shape of the pompano and the relatively large mesh in the pompano gill nets, the fish are not caught by being actually gilled .
* 1994 , G.D. Pickett, ?M.G. Pawson, Sea Bass: Biology (ISBN 0412400901), page 177:
- In cases of very heavy catches the nets may be hauled and stored with the fish still gilled . The fish would then be shaken out on return to the port.
(lb) To be or become entangled in a gillnet.
* 2010 , Edward A. Perrine, Midnight Tracy (ISBN 0557472334), page 147:
- The intention is to gill the fish, so they are usually scared into the net by rowing one boat into the middle of the net circle and banging the oars on the boat bottom or splashing the water.
- Also, when fish gilled there wasn't as much extra twine to tangle in, so they were easier to release from the net.
* 1948 , Oliver Hazard Perry Rodman, The Saltwater Fisherman's Favorite Four , page 166:
*: As we had fish home in the icebox, when Bill led the fish up alongside, I leaned over the combing, gilled the fish with my fingers, slid out the hook and let go. The bass lay there for a moment, tired from the arch of the rod and the pull of the line.
* Walter Koelz, Fishing industry of the Great Lakes (1926), page 556: Since the fine threads of the net usually are caught under the gill covers of the fish they are said to be "gilled."
From (etyl) .
A drink measure for spirits and wine. Size varies regionally but it is about one quarter of a pint.
(archaic, British) A measuring jug holding a quarter or half a pint.
A two-wheeled frame for transporting timber.
(Scotland) A leech.
(mycology) Of or relating to the arrangement of the hymenium of some mushroom species in the genera Coprinus , . The intermittent maturation and shedding of spores in radial bands beginning from the periphery of each gill, deliquescing from the bottom and advancing upwards.
* 1949 : Rolf Singer, The Agaricales (Mushrooms) in Modern Taxonomy ,
page 452] [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ZH8yAAAAIAAJ&q=%22inaequihymeniiferous%22&dq=%22inaequihymeniiferous%22&ei=HedDSu2QFoyuMvDiyeEO&pgis=1 ? (Universidad Nacional de Tucuman; Instituto Miguel Lillo)
- Characters:'' Hymenophore lamellate; the lamellae of the ''Coprinus''-type (with parallel or subparallel sides) or wedge shaped, of the aequihymeniiferous or the inaequihymeniiferous''' type; in the genera with aequihymeniiferous and wedge-shaped lamellae — epicutis of the pileus always characteristically cellular, the epicutis often consisting of somewhat compressed (not always quite globose) but distinctly subisodiametric bodies which are often somewhat colored, or arranged in or arranged in chains but not mealy in most species, rather rarely covered up by a velar layer which consists of elongate elements; otherwise, i. e. if the lamellae are of the ' inaequihymeniiferous type or with parallel or subparallel sides, they usually tend to deliquesce, and in extreme cases which are rather common, the whole pileus eventually […]