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Glean


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.