GLEAN, verb transitive
1. To gather the stalks and ears of grain which reapers leave behind them.
Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn - Ruth 2:2.
2. To collect things thinly scattered; to gather what is left in small parcels or numbers, or what is found in detached parcels; as, to glean a few passages from an author.
They gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men. Judges 20:45.
GLEAN, verb intransitive To gather stalks or ears of grain left by reapers.
And she went, and came and gleaned in the field after the reapers. Ruth 2:3.
GLEAN, noun A collection made by gleaning, or by gathering here and there a little.
The gleans of yellow thyme distend his thighs.