It looks like a damn telephone pole, don't it?
to dry, but only in the narrow sense of hanging laundry out to dry.
pickled plums! Oddly, they don't use the kanji for pickle.(漬). that would make too much sense.
'thousand' and 'dry out' look the same . ..except the top of thousand is tilted. So you can recite this fresh rhyme to jog your memory:
'I wear a thousand TILTY hats,
but I got to dry them out on a surface that is FLAT. '