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gills

noun (1)
plural of gill

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a female romantic companion
  • every Jack must have his Gill

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gills

noun (2)
plural of gill, British

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1 a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage
  • a narrow gill in the Cumbrian Mountains of the Lake District

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2 a natural body of running water smaller than a river
  • a narrow but surprisingly deep gill runs the length of the rocky gorge

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“Gills.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gills. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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