Gleaning 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. It is a practice described in the Hebrew Bible that became a legally enforced entitlement of the poor in a number of Christian kingdoms.
To glisten; to gleam.
To collect (grain, grapes, etc.) left behind after the main harvest or gathering.
To gather what is left in (a field or vineyard).
“to glean a field”
To implied difficulty, bit by bit.
To frugally accumulate resources from low-yield contexts.
“He gleaned a living from newspaper work for a few months, but in the summer went to a fishing village […] where […] he wrote his great historical drama, “Master Olof.” (Translators Edith and Warner Oland on author August Strindberg.)”
A collection made by gleaning.