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gleaned


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glean  \Glean\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gleaned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gleaning}.]  [OE.  glenen,  OF  glener,  glaner,  F.  glaner,  fr 
  LL  glenare;  cf  W.  glan  clean,  glanh?u  to  clean,  purify,  or 
  AS  gelm,  gilm,  a  hand?ul.] 
  1.  To  gather  after  a  reaper;  to  collect  in  scattered  or 
  fragmentary  parcels,  as  the  grain  left  by  a  reaper,  or 
  grapes  left  after  the  gathering. 
 
  To  glean  the  broken  ears  after  the  man  That  the  main 
  harvest  reaps.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  gather  from  (a  field  or  vineyard)  what  is  left 
 
  3.  To  collect  with  patient  and  minute  labor;  to  pick  out  to 
  obtain. 
 
  Content  to  glean  what  we  can  from  .  .  .  experiments. 
  --Locke. 




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