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n. (plural of gilbert English)

Gilberts, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 1279
Housing Units (2000): 398
Land area (2000): 3.213921 sq. miles (8.324016 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.004404 sq. miles (0.011406 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.218325 sq. miles (8.335422 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29171
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 42.100511 N, 88.366057 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 60136
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Gilberts, IL
Gilberts (disambiguation)

Gilberts may refer to:

  • Gilbert Islands
  • Gilberts, California (disambiguation), several places
  • Gilberts, Illinois

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Usage examples of "gilberts".

It was more than a year later, in the Gilberts, that the explanation dawned upon myself.

Pandanus fruit is made, in the Gilberts, into an agreeable sweetmeat, such as a man may trifle with at the end of a long dinner.

And not ten years ago, in the Gilberts, the widow must disinter, cleanse, polish, and thenceforth carry about her, by day and night, the head of her dead husband.

And a Polynesian at the best makes a singular missionary in the Gilberts, coming from a country recklessly unchaste to one conspicuously strict.

First and last, a really considerable number of whites have perished in the Gilberts, chiefly through their own misconduct.

The position of a trader's wife in the Gilberts is, besides, unusually enviable.

There is one great personage in the Gilberts: Tembinok' of Apemama: solely conspicuous, the hero of song, the butt of gossip.

Every here and there in the Gilberts youths are to be found of this absurd perfection.

Yet we were already well enough acquainted in the Gilberts to recognise it, at the first sight, for a piece of wizardry, or, as they say in the group, of Devil-work.

The Gilberts were among the first to go, plunging seventy feet into the Atlantic Ocean, leaving the ship to the damnable snakes.

Others, including the Gilberts, were saved by strong tidal currents that dragged them to a shallow sandbar where they waited in waist-deep water, their hair matted to pink skulls, each of them still wearing a plastic nametag that said, “Hi!

There were the regulars, like Ruth, and the Gilberts, but more and more the group was filled out by kids from the high school who, as time went by, knew only my name and even that only as a large dark rumor invoked as a warning to any student that might prove too much a loner.

He rounded the curve at the bottom of our road and passed the small municipal park across from where the Gilberts lived.

Besides the Gilberts were Dudley Lawton and his father, Hata, the Pandit, the Swami, and the Guru - the latter four persons in high dudgeon at being deprived of the lucrative profits of a Sunday night.

By the time the Gilberts discovered they were useless, Peter was dead.