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v. gleaned, glean·ing, gleans
To gather grain or other produce left behind in a field after harvest.
a. To gather (grain or other produce) left behind after harvest.
b. To gather grain or other produce left behind in (a field).
2. To collect bit by bit: "records from which historians glean their knowledge" (Kemp Malone). See Synonyms at reap.

[Middle English glenen, from Old French glener, from Late Latin glennāre, probably of Celtic origin.]

glean′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gleaner - someone who picks up grain left in the field by the harvestersgleaner - someone who picks up grain left in the field by the harvesters
farm worker, farmhand, field hand, fieldhand - a hired hand on a farm
2.gleaner - someone who gathers something in small pieces (e.g. information) slowly and carefully
accumulator, collector, gatherer - a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
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[ˈgliːnəʳ] Nespigador(a) m/f
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nÄhrenleser(in) m(f)
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References in classic literature ?
Spread out before her was a treasure, a million wrung from her fortune as a gleaner plucks the blue corn-flower from her crown of flowers.
Nevertheless, feeling that such men were dependent on him, this gleaner of ideas exacted certain dues.
She reached the top of the stairs just as her farmer came up, three at a jump, and reaped and garnered her, with nothing left for the gleaners.
ah, how sadly fair, with its golden glow and the dying grandeur of its tinted woods--its blood-red sunsets and its ghostly evening mists, with its busy murmur of reapers, and its laden orchards, and the calling of the gleaners, and the festivals of praise!
All this had passed and the time of fall had come, bringing with it its own pleasures and joyousness; for now, when the harvest was gathered home, merry bands of gleaners roamed the country about, singing along the roads in the daytime, and sleeping beneath the hedgerows and the hay-ricks at night.
The figures of seamen stooped repeatedly, with the movements of gleaners, and everything was being flung into the bunker: clothing, smashed wood, broken china, and the dollars, too, gathered up in men's jackets.
Double world under-20 sprint champion Briana Williams could miss next month's World Championships after reportedly testing positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).The Jamaican daily The Gleaner said that the 17-year-old initially failed the doping test after the National Senior Championships between June 20-23 where she placed third in the 100 metres to secure a spot in the national team for the World Championships in Doha.
I didn't see the email until I showed up to work,' Williamson told the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper.
Zandrea Bailey died Sunday in a New York city hospital where she had been admitted for the past several weeks, a report from Jamaica's The Gleaner said.
Group Alder plantation Native forest (a) Foraging strategy Bark forager 3.63 [+ or -] 1.31 4.25 [+ or -] 1.44 Flycatcher 4.25 [+ or -] 1.19 2.88 [+ or -] 0.48 Foliage gleaner 19.50 [+ or -] 1.87 8.88 [+ or -] 1.89 Ground forager 5.50 [+ or -] 2.08 1.75 [+ or -] 0.50 (b) Foraging stratum Intermediate + canopy 12.00 [+ or -] 3.24 7.00 [+ or -] 1.47 Understory 15.50 [+ or -] 3.37 9.50 [+ or -] 1.87 Group Test (a) Foraging strategy Bark forager F1,8 = 0.32, p = 0.584 Flycatcher F1,8 = 4.17, p = 0.075 Foliage gleaner F1,8 = 9.16, p = 0.016 (*) Ground forager F1,8 = 4.32, p = 0.071 (b) Foraging stratum Intermediate + canopy F1,8 = 15.38, p = 0.004 (*) Understory F1,8 = 4.99, p = 0.056
In my youth, my dad talked of the Fordson-mounted Gleaner combine he used in the 1930s.
Mr Anderson's body was found first near to a primary school before his wife's body was discovered at a separate location nearby, according to The Sunday Gleaner newspaper in Jamaica.