glean (v.) Old form(s): glean'd, gleane
collect, scrape together, gather up
AYL III.v.102[Silvius to Phebe] To glean the broken ears after the man / That the main harvest reaps
H8 III.ii.284[Surrey to Wolsey, of Wolsey's actions] Of gleaning all the land's wealth into one
Ham IV.ii.19[Hamlet to Rosencrantz, of Claudius] When he needs what you have gleaned
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