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First came the harvesters; and then those who were content to glean where the others had left.

It is out of what I glean from individuals I make up my generalities.'

Now it remained—and O, the sweetness of it—to glean the harvest of our toil.

Stuart strained his ears to the utmost, but isolated words were all that he could glean.

Formerly I used to glean some news about you from my sisters.

We will glean some passages of this chapter which bear on his theory of descent.

From the notes of Tomline we glean curious details about the illness.

As a sort of mental portrait-sketch, we may glean a few of his sayings.

So far as I am able to glean, this is what is actually occurring.

Keep your eyes open and glean all the information you possibly can.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French glener (Modern French glaner) "to glean," from Late Latin glennare "make a collection," perhaps from Gaulish (cf. Old Irish do-glinn "he collects, gathers," Celt. glan "clean, pure"). Figurative sense was earlier in English than the literal one of "gather grain left by the reapers" (late 14c.). Related: Gleaned; gleaning.

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