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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 glean /ˈglin/
 (vt.)(vi.)拾落穗,收集

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glean, v. i.
 1. To gather stalks or ears of grain left by reapers.
    And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers.   --Ruth ii. 3.
 2. To pick up or gather anything by degrees.
 Piecemeal they this acre first, then that;
 Glean on, and gather up the whole estate.   --Pope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glean v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gleaned p. pr. & vb. n. Gleaning.]
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glean, n. A collection made by gleaning.
    The gleans of yellow thyme distend his thighs.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glean, n. Cleaning; afterbirth. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 glean
      v : gather, as of natural products; "harvest the grapes" [syn: reap,
           harvest]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Glean
    The corners of fields were not to be reaped, and the sheaf
    accidentally left behind was not to be fetched away, according
    to the law of Moses (Lev. 19:9; 23:22; Deut. 24:21). They were
    to be left for the poor to glean. Similar laws were given
    regarding vineyards and oliveyards. (Comp. Ruth 2:2.)