Federal courthouses are backlogged and stuffed to the gills as it is.
Meant to capture fish by the gills (hence the name), they snare anything from sea turtles to dolphins.
They seem, in fact, like cranky, petulant children, coked to the gills.
Our lovely hotel perched on top a steep hill overlooking the mountains was also packed to the gills.
A stem is equal when it is of uniform thickness, gills when they are of equal length.
A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man—who has no gills.
Differs from E. clypeatum in hollow stem and entire edge of gills.
He may be known from the other varieties by the redness of his gills.
The plants are large and stout, white throughout, the milk white and excessively acrid; gills decurrent, unequal and narrow.
If fresh and good, the flesh will be of a fine red, the gills particularly; the scales very bright, and the whole fish stiff.
"organ of breathing in fishes," early 14c., of unknown origin, perhaps from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse giolnar which perhaps means "gills;" Old Danish -gæln (in fiske-gæln "fish gill"). Related: Gills.
liquid measure (commonly a half-pint), late 13c., from Old French gille, a wine measure, and directly from Medieval Latin gillo "earthenware jar," of uncertain origin.