glean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v glean gather, as of natural products "harvest the grapes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Glean A collection made by gleaning. "The gleans of yellow thyme distend his thighs."
    • n Glean Cleaning; afterbirth.
    • Glean To collect with patient and minute labor; to pick out; to obtain. "Content to glean what we can from . . . experiments."
    • Glean 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."
    • Glean To gather from (a field or vineyard) what is left.
    • Glean To gather stalks or ears of grain left by reapers. "And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers."
    • Glean To pick up or gather anything by degrees. "Piecemeal they this acre first, then that; Glean on, and gather up the whole estate."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glean To gather after a reaper, or on a reaped field; bring together from a scattered condition, as grain left after the removal of the main crop.
    • glean Hence To collect in scattered or fragmentary parcels or portions; pick up here and there; gather slowly and assiduously.
    • glean To gather stalks or ears of grain left by reapers; also, to collect or gather anything in a similar way.
    • n glean A handful of corntied together by a gleaner.
    • n glean Anything gathered or gleaned.
    • n glean A somewhat indefinite unit; a bunch: as, a glean of teazels. [Essex and Gloucestershire, Eng.] A glean of herrings, by a statute of Edward I., is 25.
    • n glean The afterbirth, as of a cow or other domestic animal; the cleaning.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Glean glēn to gather in handfuls after the reapers: to collect (what is thinly scattered)
    • v.i Glean to gather the corn left by a reaper
    • n Glean that which is gleaned: the act of gleaning
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Quotations

  • Henry Miller
    Henry%20Miller
    “We do not talk -- we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests.”
  • John Keats
    John%20Keats
    “When I have fears that I may cease to be, Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain.”
  • Alexander Wilson
    Alexander Wilson
    “Think for thyself one good idea, but known to be thine own, is better than a thousand gleaned from fields by others sown.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “I gleaned jests at home from obsolete farces.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. glenen, OF. glener, glaner, F. glaner, fr. LL. glenare,; cf. W. glan, clean, glanhu, to clean, purify, or AS. gelm, gilm, a handul

Usage

In literature:

The field from which he could glean knowledge was very limited, though he diligently borrowed every book in the neighborhood.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
There were gems of poetry in that sermon, too; little gleanings from nature here and there.
"Beth Woodburn" by Maud Petitt
A considerable amount of information has been gleaned from prisoners.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
Still she expressly said that she had succumbed to an epidemic that had already gleaned many victims.
"Bluebell" by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
So he picked up the final harvest, gleaning his field.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Name eight facts regarding Satan gleaned from Chapters 1 and 2.
"A Bird's-Eye View of the Bible" by Frank Nelson Palmer
With her right hand she gleans the fallen grain; On her left arm a broken basket hangs.
"More Translations from the Chinese" by Various
Gleans intelligence of the Wasongo, to the eastward, and their chief, Merere.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
We glean spiritual harvests from our own material losses.
"Retrospection and Introspection" by Mary Baker Eddy
No gleaning in the wide wheat-plains Where others drive their loaded wains?
"The World's Best Poetry, Volume 3" by Various
There was nothing more to be gleaned or gathered.
"Elster's Folly" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The apple-pickers never look under it for gleanings.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
On the other hand, Mr. Bragg's opinion of his master may be gleaned from the following letter which he wrote to his successor, Mr.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
These tales the narrator has gleaned from the lips of the Celtic peasantry of Letter Awe.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
Titty Mouse went a-gleaning, and Tatty Mouse went a-gleaning.
"English Fairy Tales" by Flora Annie Steel
I wish I could impart my mental gleanings.
"Juliana Horatia Ewing And Her Books" by Horatia K. F. Eden
Boaz saw Ruth gleaning, and asked one of his servants who she was.
"Mother Stories from the Old Testament" by Anonymous
But we've gleaned something from it.
"The Riddle of the Frozen Flame" by Mary E. Hanshew
GLEANINGS BY THE WAYSIDE.
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
Manco Capac had gleaned something of the disputes between the European leaders.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
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In poetry:

Thrust in thy sickle! England's toilworn peasants
Thy call abide;
And she thou mourn'st, a pure and holy presence,
Shall glean beside!
"To My Friend OnThe Death Of His Sister" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Sure, I said, Heav’n did not mean,
Where I reap thou shouldst but glean,
Lay thy sheaf adown and come,
Share my harvest and my home.
"Ruth" by Thomas Hood
But when September in did come,
Nature still wore her crown;
The trees and flowers were all in bloom,
While reapers glean'd the ground.
"On The Weather, 1819" by Susannah Hawkins
Scanning the verse that here is writ,
While cherishing some secret smart
Of love or loss, may glean from it
Some comfort for her weary heart;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
The restless, fiercely probing mind
No honey gleans, though still it stings.
What comfort doth the spirit find
In Reason's endless reasonings?
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
The grapes are pressed, the corn is shocked—
Standeth no more to glean;
For the Gates of Love and Learning locked
When they went out between.
"Our Fathers Also" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

I've gleaned some garden-related activities for the next couple of weeks.
More cool stuff gleaned from history.com: Besides having a marvelous moniker, Bertha Benz was a cool person, wife and mom.
To glean value from Big Data efforts, companies need to embrace the real-time value provided by the cloud.
It would be a serious undertaking to glean from the pages of history and mythology all the narrations that are associated with that beautiful, but perishable material, human hair.
Gleaning a Range of Visions for an East Side Pier That Will Become a Park.
But what can we glean from the names more generally.
To glean perspective on Trent Miles' time as Indiana State's football coach, I went back into the Tribune-Star's archives to remind myself of what the football program was like when Miles arrived to rebuild it.
Genome of bread wheat laid bare for scientific gleaning.
Here are five instructive points gleaned from the study.
Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) is partnering with Gleaning For the World (GFTW) and sending four truckloads of supplies to areas in Sandy's path.
These herbicides , including Beacon, Accent, Glean, Scepter and others, are enzyme-inhibiting products.
The painstaking process resulted in the kind of art you can look at for a long time, forever gleaning more meaning and noticing new details.
Scientists from the lab are to reveal new information gleaned from work with the collider.
Mayor-elect Annise Parker's braintrust is all but fully formed at this point, but here are a few additional updates we've been able to glean.
So quite the eclectic mix for sure which is good as I wanted a diverse group to speak to and cull and glean info from as they look back on 2012 and ahead to 2013.
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In science:

We have gleaned some information about level expansion in closed string field theory by comparing contributions obtained from the cubic and quartic vertices.
Testing Closed String Field Theory with Marginal Fields
Since Lorentz violation shifts the location of the GZK cutoff, significant information about Lorentz violation (even for n = 4 type dispersion) can be gleaned from the UHECR spectrum.
Modern tests of Lorentz invariance
The picture gleaned from the substructure analysis suggests that Cygnus A is the dominant galaxy in a cluster which is currently merging with another subcluster.
The Cluster of Galaxies Surrounding Cygnus A II: New Velocities and a Dynamical Model
And so for the next few years we can expect an increasing amount of cosmological information to be gleaned from CMB anisotropies, with the prospect also of some genuine surprises.
Cosmic Microwave Background Mini-Review
Our results suggest that this savings can be gleaned without loosing measurable power.
Weighted Hypothesis Testing
Some evidence for the relevance of the scaling may be gleaned from PYTHIA, which can stand in for the data analysis that we lack.
Review of Theoretical Status: the Long and Short of High Energy Jets
Once we have this program, we can transform it in various ways, using hints provided by the user or gleaned by examining the spreadsheet.
Ensuring Spreadsheet Integrity with Model Master
However, recently it has been recognized that some knowledge about quantum gravity can be indirectly gleaned from low energy processes.
Have we tested Lorentz invariance enough?
To glean evidence of intermittency in the jet activity of quasars is more challenging to obtain than evidence of intermittency in the jet activity of microquasars.
Radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars: one population, different epochs of observation
Computing multipleassignment aggregates may require gleaning information across data sets from different times and locations.
Coordinated Weighted Sampling for Estimating Aggregates Over Multiple Weight Assignments
With that said we are able to glean some insights into Maxwell theory in dimensions not equal to 3 + 1.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
There are three takeaway points from this initial study. (1) It is possible to glean both particle-physics and astrophysics inferences about dark matter by analyzing experiments together if a signal is seen in at least one. (2) It is only possible to do this by doing a joint analysis of the experiments.
Getting the astrophysics and particle physics of dark matter out of next-generation direct detection experiments
And so for the next few years we can expect an increasing amount of cosmological information to be gleaned from CMB anisotropies, with the prospect also of some genuine surprises.
Cosmic Microwave Background Mini-review
In this setting, observations are gathered sequentially and adaptively, based on information gleaned from previous observations.
Sequential Analysis in High Dimensional Multiple Testing and Sparse Recovery
This paper does not cover any post-Jones (e.g. [4,6]) invariants and it does not cover the Alexander polynomial even though the latter can easily be gleaned from some of the discussions herein.
Classical Knot Theory
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