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  1. to the gillsadverb

    to the brim, to the tonsils, to the full, to the gunnels

  2. to the gillsadverb

    Entirely or extremely; to the greatest degree possible.

    He came in with a suitcase, packed to the gills with samples and demonstration products.

    to the gunnels, to the full, to the tonsils, to the brim

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  1. Christopher Pyne:

    It affects the European carp by attacking their kidneys, their skin, their gills and stopping them breathing effectively.

  2. Dan Porter:

    They rely on clean, well-oxygenated water, when the wildfire chocks the stream full of mud, the oxygen-holding capacity of the water is reduced. It clogs gills ; it clogs egg sacs.

  3. Robert Atkinson:

    More and more the incremental growth will go offshore, just simply for the fact that these( domestic) places are packed to the gills.

  4. Lindsey Dougherty:

    When most people imagine clams, they imagine the things that make clam chowder, these clams are very different. They're reef-dwelling, they have bright-red tentacles, they have gills that stick out, they live in little crevasses [and] they are the only species of clam that flashes.

  5. Jeff Ludwin:

    If you're looking at a whole fish, the gills should be dark red, not dull brown, and the eyes should be clear and not cloudy.


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