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Synonyms for gill

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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Thus, we're dealing with people already maxed out on information and, perhaps being somewhat information-intolerant, are looking a bit green around the gills.
I left the waltzers to my husband given his theme park ride superiority and noted with a little glee (just a little) that he looked somewhat green around the gills when he emerged from that one.
Others,like Big Brother presenter,Davina McCall and hideous Jade Goody, use pregnancy as an excuse to wear the most shapeless of sacks, while the most self- obsessed among the glitterati -ie Posh Spice -seem to go underground for nine months,living in fear they may be snapped looking green around the gills after a morning spent hurling into the toilet bowl.
But the medical students watching their first autopsy looked awfully green around the gills, like they'd watched Night of the Living Dead the night before.
Meanwhile another group turned up equally late at Sainsbury's bash with one or two looking a bit green around the gills, due to their poor sea legs and Tesco's bobbing boat.
The powerful trade arm of Japanese government, MITI, is in the process of launching 40 new model currency systems -- in the hope that around three of them will succeed enough to provide a safety net for the Japanese social economy, which looks a bit green around the gills.
To focus so much on data - well, it's small wonder that the "Star Trek" character named "Data" is so pasty-faced and green around the gills.
Labour's former Deputy Prime Minister, 75, isn't quite so green around the gills.