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a British imperial capacity unit (liquid or dry) equal to 5 fluid ounces or 142

a United States liquid unit equal to 4 fluid ounces

any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus

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respiratory organ of aquatic animals that breathe oxygen dissolved in water

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The first extracted components contains the behaviors of floating, resting at the bottom, breathing, shaking, arching, charging, and retreating, being, therefore, a component of the accessory elements of the display; the second components contains the behaviors of swimming with fins, undulating, and opening the gill covers, thus configuring a component of motility; the third components contains the behaviors of horizontal and vertical display, configuring the component of the display itself.
Slide your hand under the gill cover, get a good grip on the lower jaw, turn them over, and work on the lure with the pliers in the other hand.
With 40 inches of ice, the fish was still half in the hole when I dunked my arm, slid my fingers into a gill cover, and, in one swoop, popped the fish out of the hole and onto the ice--at which point it flopped once and bite me in the knee, locking on in a near death grip.
To breathe, most--but not all--fish pump water through their mouth, over their gills and out their gill cover, called the operculum.
Wearing a glove the fingers should be put inside a gill cover until you reach the gristly jaw bone where there are no teeth.
Wearing a glove, the fingers should be gently put inside a gill cover until you reach the gristly jaw bone where there are no teeth.
Appearance Fish: fish net surface, natural color, this type of characteristic, slight damage to gill covers no more than 20% of the fish (in a row).