from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Things that have been collected bit by bit: the gleanings of patient scholars.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of gleaning. (act of harvesting leftover crops)
  • n. the crops leftover from farmers' fields after they have been commercially harvested, or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest


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  • So it was last week when, timed carefully to cash in on the Easter holiday, the “serious” editors of National Geographic chose to release the gleanings from a sheaf of rags and call them “The Gospel of Judas.”

    Think Progress » Shep Smith Embarrassed by O’Reilly’s ‘War on Easter’?

  • These gleanings from a single day of online news dispatches should be enough to deflate even the proudest member of the boomer clan.

    The Boomer Blog: Legacy Archives

  • Bella called our gleanings, "the harvest of a roving eye;" and children who live in the country will have no difficulty in gathering in such a harvest, as will suffice for the making of dozens of frames.

    Little Folks (October 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • This is the comment Mr. Doug Wilson sent us after the appearance of the previous "gleanings": "I think either demodicosis or demodicidosis is reasonably well formed.


  • Most of what is posted here on MexConnect is simply regurgitated from gleanings elsewhere which are common knowledge to most Mexicans but maybe not foreigners.

    "Who's Who in Mexico's Narco Wars?"

  • Jeffrey Lyons attests that all his father's gleanings were exclusive and those that weren't were fact-checked.

    Before Gossip Was Gawkerfied

  • On the handout: Laws Concerning Harvest - "Not to reap the entire field, leave the unreaped corner for the poor ... leave the gleanings for the poor" (Lev 19: 9).

    Liz Neumark: Roots

  • People can hardly be judged posthumously by ticket stubs, dance cards and diary gleanings alone.

    Out of Austria, Into Australia

  • It's clearly the gleanings of a lifetime's reading, and Crotty has walked a nice line between poetry that deals with Ireland, with questions of Irish character and history, and poetry qua poetry.

    Author, author: Nick Laird

  • HBO Trade Secrets: From left, Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Louis C.K. Among their gleanings: Mr. Seinfeld used the F-word in one bit—a decade ago—before expunging it from his act.

    Stand-Ups Sitting Around


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