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GILL. A measure of capacity, equal to one-fourth of a pint. Vide Measure.

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They find him sitting by the cradle singing a lullaby to the new-born baby, while Gill lies in bed groaning and pretending to be very ill.
Meanwhile, Gill from her bed cries out at them, calling them thieves.
Then he continued: "The next thing I must find is a gill of water from a dark well.
After consulting together they decided that Ojo and his party should leave the very next day to search for the gill of water from a dark well, so they now separated to make preparations for the journey.
You will stand at the altar when your time comes, with Brown and Jones, Nokes and Styles, Jack and Gill.
He must have drunk a gill before he took the bottle from his mouth.
Riach's business, and he now begged me for a dram with such instancy and such reminders of his former kindness, that at last I handed him a pannikin with about a gill of brandy.
There was Gill o' the Red Cap, the Sheriff's own head archer, and Diccon Cruikshank of Lincoln Town, and Adam o' the Dell, a man of Tamworth, of threescore years and more, yet hale and lusty still, who in his time had shot in the famous match at Woodstock, and had there beaten that renowned archer, Clym o' the Clough.
One was Gill o' the Red Cap, one the tattered stranger in scarlet, and one Adam o' the Dell of Tamworth Town.
Gill, Eugene Didier, Sarah Helen Whitman and others these scandals have been dispelled and Poe is seen as he actually was-not as a man without failings, it is true, but as the finest and most original genius in American letters.
Ignoring the out-of-service order, Gill was stopped by Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles personnel in South Burlington, Vermont approximately two-and-a-half hours later once again following citizen reports of dangerous, erratic operation of Gills truck, including instances of weaving across lanes and into the median.