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Phlegmatic, - Pigeon-livered,
Pickle, subst. a lye of salt liquor: “stewed in brine, smarting in lingering p.” Ant. II, 5, 66. Used jocularly of sad circumstances: how camest thou in this p.? (i. e. drunkenness). “I have been in such a p. since I saw you last that, I fear me, will never out of my bones: I shall not fear fly-blowing,” Tp. V, 281. 282 (Trinculo is speaking of his having been drenched in the pool).