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gleaner

[ glee-ner ]
/ ˈgli nər /
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noun
a person who gathers small amounts of grain or other produce left behind by regular harvesters, nowadays often for charitable use: I volunteered as a gleaner for an agency that collects crop surplus to feed those in need.
a person who gathers anything slowly or laboriously: As an artist, I am a gleaner of shards and shiny bits to incorporate in my work.
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