Gleaning

Glean'ing noun The act of gathering after reapers; that which is collected by gleaning. « Glenings of natural knowledge.» Cook.
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Gleaning

• (n.) The act of gathering after reapers; that which is collected by gleaning. • (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glean
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gleaning

glean, gleans, gleaning 1. To gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit: 'Etymologists glean their knowledge from many classical sources.' 2. To learn, discover, or to find out; usually little by little or slowly. 3. To gather (grain or similar plant products) after the reapers or regular gatherers have finished and whatever they have left behind...
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Gleaning

Gleaning was the gathering by poor people of the loose ears of corn left uncared for by reapers. This was a common practice in England until the early 20th century, and it used to be believed that the poor could legally claim to be allowed to do so; but it was decided otherwise at law.
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Gleaning

Cleaning the field after harvest, a job usually given to the young, old, and poor as a form of charity.
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Gleaning

[birds] Gleaning is a term for a feeding strategy by birds in which they catch invertebrate prey, mainly arthropods, by plucking them from foliage or the ground, from crevices such as rock faces and under the eaves of houses, or even, as in the case of ticks and lice, from living animals. This behavior is contrasted with hawking insects fro...
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Gleaning

Gleaning (formerly `leasing`) is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers` fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest. Some ancient cultures promoted gleaning as an early form of a welfare system. ==Bible== ===Old Testament=== According to the Holiness Code and the......
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GLEANING

a customary (but increasingly controversial) practice by which the poor were permitted to collect corn left behind on the ground after harvesting
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Gleaning

peering and poking to obtain food (e.g., examining cracks in bark.)
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Gleaning

Collecting unharvested crops from fields or obtaining unused agricultural products from farmers, pro
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