pickle

Definitions

  • 46. Pickle Worm and its Moth
    46. Pickle Worm and its Moth
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pickle preserve in a pickling liquid
    • n pickle vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar
    • n pickle informal terms for a difficult situation "he got into a terrible fix","he made a muddle of his marriage"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, the first cookbook was published in 1796 and it contained a recipes for watermelon rind pickles
    • Pickle (Founding) A bath of dilute sulphuric or nitric acid, etc., to remove burnt sand, scale rust, etc., from the surface of castings, or other articles of metal, or to brighten them or improve their color.
    • Pickle A solution of salt and water, in which fish, meat, etc., may be preserved or corned; brine.
    • Pickle A troublesome child; as, a little pickle .
    • Pickle Any article of food which has been preserved in brine or in vinegar.
    • n Pickle See Picle.
    • Pickle To give an antique appearance to; -- said of copies or imitations of paintings by the old masters.
    • Pickle To preserve or season in pickle; to treat with some kind of pickle; as, to pickle herrings or cucumbers.
    • Pickle Vinegar, plain or spiced, used for preserving vegetables, fish, eggs, oysters, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a year, Americans eat approximately 20 billion pickles
    • pickle To pick.
    • pickle To glean.
    • pickle To eat sparingly or squeamishly; pick.
    • pickle To commit small thefts; pilfer.
    • n pickle A grain of corn; any minute particle; a small quantity; a few.
    • n pickle A hay-fork.
    • n pickle A solution of salt and water in which flesh, fish, or other substance is preserved; brine.
    • n pickle Vinegar, sometimes impregnated with spices, in which vegetables, fish, oysters, etc., are preserved.
    • n pickle A thing preserved in pickle (in either of the above senses); specifically, a pickled cucumber.
    • n pickle In founding, a bath of dilute sulphuric acid, or, for brass, of dilute nitric acid, to remove the sand and impurities from the surface.
    • n pickle A state or condition of difficulty or disorder; a disagreeable position; a plight.
    • n pickle A troublesome child.
    • pickle To preserve in pickle or brine; treat with pickle; also, to preserve or put up with vinegar, etc.: as, to pickle herring; to pickle onions.
    • pickle To imbue highly with anything bad: as, a pickled rogue.
    • pickle To prepare, as an imitation, and sell as genuine; give an antique appearance to: said of copies or imitations of paintings by the old masters.
    • pickle To subject, as various hardware articles, to the action of certain chemical agents in the process of manufacture.
    • pickle To treat with brine or pickle, as nets, to keep them from rotting.
    • n pickle A small piece of land inclosed with a hedge; an inclosure; a close.
    • n pickle A solution of salt and sulphuric acid in which skins are packed to preserve them. Sometimes other ingredients are used.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People from North America prefer pickles with warts, where as Europeans prefer pickles with no warts
    • n Pickle pik′l a liquid of salt and water in which flesh and vegetables are preserved: vinegar, &c., in which articles of food are preserved: anything pickled: a disagreeable position:
    • v.t Pickle to season or preserve with salt, vinegar, &c
    • n Pickle pik′l (Scot.) a small quantity
    • v.t., v.i Pickle to eat sparingly: to pilfer
    • n Pickle pik′l (coll.) a troublesome child
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Quotations

  • Ambrose Bierce
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    “Life. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.”

Idioms

In a pickle - If you are in a pickle, you are in some trouble or a mess.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. D. pekel,. Probably a dim. fr. Pick (v. t.), alluding to the cleaning of the fish
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. pikil, prob. pick-le; Dut. pekel; Ger. pökel.

Usage

In literature:

Whole onions stewed in strong broth or gravy, white-wine, pepper, pickled capers, mace, and three or four slices of a lemon.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
The tea was delicious in its first delicate infusion; the pickled plums most stimulating to a morning appetite.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Dey give de nigger hardtack an' pickled meat.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
I'm Ward's Unrivalled Piquant Pickles!
"The Love Affairs of Pixie" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Look here," he added, taking out a package; "mother sent you some pickles.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
I'll give you some mixed pickles, some of those good ones that Ellen puts up.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
One of them was "Pickles," who had nicknamed Tom "Tombstone," because he was so sober.
"Tom Slade on a Transport" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
And, Betty, you haven't put on any pickles.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
And when things begin to pickle, you want veterans.
"Mercenary" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Dish and serve with pickles.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
Stir well and let cook for two minutes to heat the pickles.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
Take a pickle, Mr. Crane.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IX (of X)" by Various
For a relish use celery, white radishes, small yellow tomato pickles or pickled white grapes.
"Games For All Occasions" by Mary E. Blain
I eat pickles to take the taste out of my mouth, and then I laid for the hired girls.
"Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa 1883" by George W. Peck
TO PICKLE TONGUES FOR BOILING.
"A Poetical Cook-Book" by Maria J. Moss
Even Pickle was silent this morning, intent like the rest of us on his job.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
But my best rod is in pickle.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Good bread and a dish of pickled olives make an excellent meal.
"Our Italy" by Charles Dudley Warner
We feed 'em on sandwiches, pickles and coffee every now and then, to make 'em come to church.
"Hepsey Burke" by Frank Noyes Westcott
Wan tam in de winter, me, an' Ton-Kan, an' John Pickles, we go on de beeg caribou hunt.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
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In poetry:

A wee drap parritch, naething mair,
But taties an' a pickle saut;
A wee bit bread at orra times,
But nocht that comes o' beef or maut.
"Winter" by Janet Hamilton
There were three sailors of Bristol city
Who took a boat and went to sea.
But first with beef and captain's biscuits
And pickled pork they loaded she.
"Little Billee" by William Makepeace Thackeray
I see some pickles o' gude strae,
An' wheat, some fule has thrown away;
For a rainy day they should be boukit.
Sae down they flew frae aff their dookit.
"The Twa Doos" by Carolina Oliphant
"TIPPY-WIPPITY TOL-THE-ROL-LOO,
She would pickle deliciously cold -
And her four pretty Amazons, too,
Are enticing, and not very old -
Twenty-seven is not very old.
"King Borria Bungalee Boo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
An' then remorse wi' pickled rod,
Wad gie' ye mony a lash an' prod,
But aye ye went the rantin' road,
An prone tae err,
You sair misca'd douce men o' God
An Holy Fair.
"Answer to Burn's Address To The De'il" by Nora Pembroke
O I cannot explain what happened to them!
They are proper in shape and number and every part.
They sit so nicely in the pickling fluid!
They smile and smile and smile at me.
And still the lungs won't fill and the heart won't start.
"Stillborn" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Do you pickle with your friends.
Mary Buyarski's Garlic Dill Pickles .
Either whole, spears, or chips Peapods, beans, zucchini, and carrots can also be pickled .
1/2 cup pickling salt 1 quart white vinegar 2 quarts water.
Students will make a pint of "Grandma's Dills," and get to watch as experts make pickled turnips, sweet and sour cherries, and zucchini pickles .
Has purchased an eco pickled surface (EPS®) coil line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill.
We decided we wanted to pickle the old-fashioned way.
Many pickle recipes call for pickling salt.
Dante's Kitchen's Pickled Green Beans, a must in Bloody Marys and great on a pickle tray.
Whether it's the juice or the pickle itself, we utilize the pickle a lot.
A good homemade pickle should be a bracing, vinegary slap to the jaw.
You can pickle almost anything.
Pickling Line Market Study.
This week for Vermont Edition's Summer School series, we learn the ins and outs of pickling with Andrea Chesman, author of The Pickled Pantry.
1/2 cup kosher or pickling salt.
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In science:

Contribution of stars in various evolutionary stages to the bolometric light, and to the broad-band U BV RIKL fluxes for a Z = Z⊙ model SSP computed for the Salpeter IMF (mL = 0.1, mU = 125 M⊙ ) using the G tracks and the Pickles (1998) stellar atlas.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
Difference in B magnitude and B − V and V − K color for P track model SSP’s computed for various Z = Z⊙ stellar libraries, with respect to the SSP model computed with the Pickles (1998) stellar atlas, vs. galaxy age in the galaxy rest frame (LHS panels) and vs. redshift in the observer frame (RHS panels).
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
P tracks, the Pickles stellar atlas, and the Salpeter, the Scalo, and the Miller-Scalo IMFs.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
The panel marked SEDs shows the evolution of Z = Z⊙ SSP models computed with the P tracks and the Salpeter IMF, using the empirical Gunn-Stryker and Pickles stellar libraries, as well as the original and corrected versions of the LCB atlas for Z = Z⊙ .
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
To build these figures I have subtracted from each line in the previous figures, the color of the Z = Z⊙ SSP model computed with the P tracks, the Salpeter IMF, and the Pickles stellar library.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
The color of the Z = Z⊙ SSP model computed with the P tracks, the Salpeter IMF, and the Pickles stellar library has been subtracted from the lines in the previous figures.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
The color of the Z = Z⊙ SSP model computed with the P tracks, the Salpeter IMF, and the Pickles stellar library have been subtracted from each line.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
The color of the Z = Z⊙ SSP model computed with the P tracks, the Salpeter IMF, and the Pickles stellar library have been subtracted from each line.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
The color of the Z = Z⊙ SSP model computed with the P tracks, the Salpeter IMF, and the Pickles stellar library have been subtracted from each line.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
The color of the Z = Z⊙ SSP model computed with the P tracks, the Salpeter IMF, and the Pickles stellar library have been subtracted from each line.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
Z = Z⊙ SSP model computed with the P tracks, the Salpeter IMF, and the Pickles stellar library have been subtracted from each line.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
Z = Z⊙ SSP model computed with the P tracks, the Salpeter IMF, and the Pickles stellar library have been subtracted from each line.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
Z = Z⊙ SSP model computed with the P tracks, the Salpeter IMF, and the Pickles stellar library have been subtracted from each line.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
Z = Z⊙ SSP model computed with the P tracks, the Salpeter IMF, and the Pickles stellar library have been subtracted from each line.
Stellar population synthesis models at low and high redshift
Wolf et al. 1999), which has a number of disadvantages compared to the new work by Pickles.
Object Classification in Astronomical Multi-Color Surveys
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