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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This bust used to go green about the gills during rough weather, which was seen as distinctly unregal.
Dot is green about the gills after succumbing to one of Patrick's iffy prawn sarnies from the Minute Mart.
After going a bit green about the gills, Biebs let the DJ and dancers take over as he legged it off stage, came back on again, then bolted off again after attempting to sing his Nicki Minaj duet, Beauty and a Beat.