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

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The junkie rocker looked white with fright and then a bit green at the gills on a day out at the funfair with girlfriend Irina Lazareanu yesterday.
He said: "They are green at the gills. Scottish Labour are just miffed they didn't get a mention."