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[ glee-ning ]


  1. the act of a person who gleans.
  2. gleanings, things found or acquired by gleaning.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gleaning1

First recorded in 1400–50, gleaning is from the late Middle English word glenynge. See glean, -ing 1
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Example Sentences

In bat species that could both glean and hawk, gleaning behavior decreased and hawking increased when the researchers increased whitewater noise volume.

And after gleaning the data from those races, they “plan to scale up and go big in 2016,” says McKinnon.

One woman drove 50 miles home in the middle of the night after suddenly gleaning that her teen daughter was in trouble.

Two years ago, they began gleaning directly from farms to introduce more fresh produce into the diets of the people they serve.

This year they will also make an effort to involve people in the gleaning.

They now organize field gleaning trips for anyone willing to participate, regardless of religious affiliation.

All belonged to the first days in Egypt before he noticed anything; the mind worked backwards to their gleaning.

A throng of young girls, gleaning, followed the reapers and raked up the ears that fell.

One had lost all his little store of grain gathered from the gleaning, or bought by great privation for the winter's nourishment.

An eminent jurisprudist once remarked to me, "there is little gleaning to be done after Bradlaugh."

This gleaning of intellectual men are full of social life, or, rather, of an interest in the problems of social existence.