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1. A solution of salt and water, in which fish, meat, etc, may be preserved or corned; brine. Vinegar, plain or spiced, used for preserving vegetables, fish, eggs, oysters, etc.

2. Any article of food which has been preserved in brine or in vinegar.

3. 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 colour.

4. A troublesome child; as, a little pickle. To be in a pickle, to be in disagreeable position; to be in a condition of embarrassment, difficulty, or disorder. How cam'st thou in this pickle? . To put a rod in pickle, to prepare a particular reproof, punishment, or penalty for future application.

Origin: Cf. D. Pekel. Probably a dim. Fr. Pick, alluding to the cleaning of the fish.

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Two-color in situ help

... since the anti-DIG + cy3 always worked. I thought of trying cy5 but we do not seem to have the filter for that wavelength...so i m in quite a pickle right now...

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by vastgenome
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Two-color in situ help
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Help with an experiment/question.

Hello Everyone! I'm an 18 year old student doing his A2 levels and have found myself in a pickle. The examining board (edexcel) requires university standard work from us this year and that is fair does but unfortunately i haven't as yet been prepared for such a high ...

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by Miascy93
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with an experiment/question.
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Views: 1543

Re: ChIP-Seq for small number of cells

... you might shoot for fragment lengths anywhere from 200-1000 bp, but for ChIP-Seq it’s a bit shorter, 100-300 bp on the SOLiD platform for example. Pickle suggests optimizing your shearing conditions ahead of time before diving into an experiment."

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by Paul1987
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: ChIP-Seq for small number of cells
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Re: Solve medical mystery ~ yawn, stretch, tremors

Hi. Check the levels of electrolytes in your body. They also say that drinking pickle juice helps a lot. What was your level of physical activity before pragnency?

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by masyaka
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Solve medical mystery ~ yawn, stretch, tremors
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Are men Necessary?

Without men: Who would open pickle jars? Who would parallel park? Who would kill the spider lurking in the bathroom? Who would talk to the mechanic about that knocking sound and not get ripped off?

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by mith
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are men Necessary?
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