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Beard vs. Gill — What's the Difference?

Beard vs. Gill — What's the Difference?

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Beard

A beard is the hair that grows on the jaw, chin, upper lip, lower lip, cheeks, and neck of humans and some non-human animals. In humans, usually pubescent or adult males are able to grow beards.

Gill

A gill ( (listen)) is a respiratory organ found in many aquatic organisms that extracts dissolved oxygen from water and excretes carbon dioxide. The gills of some species, such as hermit crabs, have adapted to allow respiration on land provided they are kept moist.

Beard

A growth of hair on the chin, cheeks, and throat of a person, especially a man.

Gill

(Zoology)The respiratory organ of most aquatic animals that obn oxygen from water, consisting of a filamentous structure of vascular membranes across which dissolved gases are exchanged.

Beard

A tuft or growth of hairs, bristles, or other hairlike threads on a plant or animal.
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Gill

OftengillsThe wattle of a bird.

Beard

One who serves to divert suspicion or attention from another, especially a person of the opposite sex who accompanies a gay man or lesbian to give the impression of heterosexuality.

Gill

Gills(Informal)The area around the chin and neck.

Beard

(Printing)The raised slope on a piece of type between the shoulder or counter and the face.Also called neck.

Gill

(Botany)One of the thin, platelike structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus.

Beard

To furnish with a beard.

Gill

A unit of volume or capacity in the US Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 1/4 of a pint or four ounces (118 milliliters).

Beard

To confront boldly.

Gill

A unit of volume or capacity, used in dry and liquid measure, equal to 1/4 of a British Imperial pint (142 milliliters).

Beard

Facial hair on the chin, cheeks, jaw and neck.

Gill

A ravine.

Beard

The cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds.

Gill

A narrow stream.

Beard

The appendages to the jaw in some cetaceans, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes.

Gill

A girl, often one's sweetheart.

Beard

The byssus of certain shellfish.

Gill

To catch (fish) in a gill net.

Beard

The gills of some bivalves, such as the oyster.

Gill

To gut or clean (fish).

Beard

In insects, the hairs of the labial palpi of moths and butterflies.

Gill

To become entangled in a gill net. Used of fish.

Beard

(botany) Long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn.
The beard of grain

Gill

(animal anatomy) A breathing organ of fish and other aquatic animals.

Beard

A barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out.

Gill

(of a fish) A gill slit or gill cover.
Gill nets are designed to catch a fish by the gills.

Beard

The curved underside of an axehead, extending from the lower end of the cutting edge to the axehandle.

Gill

(mycology) One of the radial folds on the underside of the cap of a mushroom, the surface of which bears the spore-producing organs.

Beard

That part of the underside of a horse's lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle.

Gill

(animal anatomy) The fleshy flap that hangs below the beak of a fowl; a wattle.

Beard

That part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face.

Gill

(figuratively) The flesh under or about the chin; a wattle.

Beard

A fake customer or companion, especially a woman who accompanies a gay man, or a man who accompanies a lesbian, in order to give the impression that the person being accompanied is heterosexual.

Gill

(spinning) One of the combs of closely ranged steel pins which divide the ribbons of flax fiber or wool into fewer parallel filaments.

Beard

To grow hair on the chin and jaw.

Gill

A drink measure for spirits and wine, approximately a quarter of a pint, but varying regionally.

Beard

(transitive) To boldly and bravely oppose or confront, often to the chagrin of the one being bearded.
Robin Hood is always shown as bearding the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Gill

A measuring jug holding a quarter or half a pint.

Beard

(transitive) To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt.

Gill

(British) rivulet

Beard

(transitive) To deprive (an oyster or similar shellfish) of the gills.

Gill

(British) ravine

Beard

Of bees, to accumulate together in a beard-like shape.

Gill

A two-wheeled frame for transporting timber

Beard

Of a gay man or woman: to accompany a gay person of the opposite sex in order to give the impression that they are heterosexual.

Gill

A female ferret

Beard

The hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults.

Gill

(obsolete) a promiscuous woman; harlot, wanton

Beard

The long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat.

Gill

(obsolete) a prostitute

Beard

Long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn; as, the beard of grain.

Gill

To remove the gills from a fish as part of gutting and cleaning it.

Beard

A barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out.

Gill

(transitive) To catch (a fish) in a gillnet.

Beard

That part of the under side of a horse's lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle.

Gill

(intransitive) To be or become entangled in a gillnet.

Beard

That part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face.

Gill

(obsolete) To act as a prostitute.

Beard

An imposition; a trick.

Gill

An organ for aquatic respiration; a branchia.
Fishes perform respiration under water by the gills.

Beard

To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt.

Gill

The radiating, gill-shaped plates forming the under surface of a mushroom.

Beard

To oppose to the face; to set at defiance.
No admiral, bearded by these corrupt and dissolute minions of the palace, dared to do more than mutter something about a court martial.

Gill

The fleshy flap that hangs below the beak of a fowl; a wattle.

Beard

To deprive of the gills; - used only of oysters and similar shellfish.

Gill

The flesh under or about the chin.

Beard

The hair growing on the lower part of a man's face

Gill

One of the combs of closely ranged steel pins which divide the ribbons of flax fiber or wool into fewer parallel filaments.

Beard

A tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses

Gill

A two-wheeled frame for transporting timber.

Beard

A person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)

Gill

A leech.

Beard

Hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals

Gill

A woody glen; a narrow valley containing a stream.

Beard

Tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface

Gill

A measure of capacity, containing one fourth of a pint.

Beard

Go along the rim, like a beard around the chin;
Houses bearded the top of the heights

Gill

A young woman; a sweetheart; a flirting or wanton girl.

Gill

The ground ivy (Nepeta Glechoma); - called also gill over the ground, and other like names.

Gill

Malt liquor medicated with ground ivy.

Gill

A British imperial capacity unit (liquid or dry) equal to 5 fluid ounces or 142.066 cubic centimeters

Gill

A United States liquid unit equal to 4 fluid ounces

Gill

Any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus

Gill

Respiratory organ of aquatic animals that breathe oxygen dissolved in water

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