Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having green gills, as oysters.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And from the green-gilled looks of Maisie Tolliver herself, I diagnosed a long and solitary night with the gin bottle, followed by a fairly ghastly dawn.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • The folk bringing up their jars and buckets to be filled looked as though they felt even worse than he did; green-gilled as mushrooms, bruised from being pitched to and fro in the hold like billiard balls, reeking of renewed seasickness and overflowing chamber pots.

    Drums of Autumn

  • It too had its windows blacked out (seems a bit extreme for a boat, but you never know when Coach might be kayaking by after escaping Amazonian cannibals), and talking was verboten among the green-gilled Castaways.

    E! Online (US) - Top Stories

  • ˜Battersea’ Bill Dawes had succumbed to the isolation and the sun like a green-gilled cabin boy on his first cruise, and lost his mind for a while.

    DESERT ISLAND SOLITAIRE, OR, A GOOD CIGAR IS A SMOKE • by Nick Logan

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