Word of the Day: Pickle

pick-le / ˈpi-kəl   noun  
  1. a liquid used for preserving food, typically made with vinegar or salt
Life – a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay. Ambrose Bierce, 1842-c. 1914  
  1. any vegetable which has been soaked in brining liquid, especially a cucumber
Good ideas, like good pickles, are crisp, enduring, and devilishly hard to make. Rushworth Kidder, 1944-2012  
  1. a predicament or tough situation
If you think you are in a doldrum, in a pickle, and no good can come of this, think again. Neale Donald Walsch, 1943-   verb  
  1. to soak anything in brine in order to preserve it
I love contemporary art, although I wouldn’t want a pickled shark in my house. Bruno Tonioli, 1955-