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


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·ing, n. The act of gathering after reapers; that which is collected by gleaning.
    Glenings of natural knowledge.   --Cook.