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  • n. Something learned by gleaning.
  • n. The act of collecting leftover crops from farmers' fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest.
  • n. The catching of insects and other invertebrates by plucking them from within foliage, or sometimes from the ground. It may also be applied to where prey is picked off, or from within, natural and man-made surfaces such as rock faces and under the eaves of houses.
  • v. Present participle of glean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of gathering after reapers; that which is collected by gleaning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of gathering after reapers.
  • n. That which is collected by gleaning.

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Examples

  • Yes | No | Report from rabbitpolice88 wrote 26 weeks 3 days ago ken. mcloud you voted for obama, because if you hate bush then you hate macCane and palan and all the liberal agenda stuff you have been gleaning from the liberal media in this country goes to show you are a liberal and I would wager you voted for obama, or did you vote at all?

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  • Yes | No | Report from rabbitpolice88 wrote 26 weeks 6 days ago ken. mcloud you voted for obama, because if you hate bush then you hate macCane and palan and all the liberal agenda stuff you have been gleaning from the liberal media in this country goes to show you are a liberal and I would wager you voted for obama, or did you vote at all?

    On Same-Sex Couples and Catfish Derbies

  • The U.S. appears limited in the amount of further insight it is gleaning from the Chinese.

    Korea Rift Widens as North Cuts Ties

  • Until then we must be content with gleaning from the fragments of his works-his poems, lectures, speeches, essays, histories -- whatever idea of a truly great man can be derived from books and the products of a fertile and well-balanced brain.

    Thomas D'Arcy McGee as an Empire Builder

  • Probably there are several reasons why gleaning is not practiced here.

    Rural Hours

  • The contrast between Edom where no gleanings shall be left, and Israel where at the worst a gleaning is left (Isa 17: 6; 24: 13), is striking.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The total of her gleaning was a box of forgotten chocolate bon-bons and a box of half-length tallow candles.

    No. 13 Washington Square

  • The tradition known as gleaning has gone on for centuries, but pickers and organizers say the stakes are higher these days as families struggle against the recession and try to maintain healthy diets amid a national epidemic of obesity.

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  • Melita Love, who planted the seed last year with the idea of gleaning excess goods at the Farmers

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  • But the good thing I think we're kind of gleaning here from a number of sources close to the family, or family members, who are actually there at the hospital is that they are guardedly optimistic.

    CNN Transcript May 17, 2008

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