gleaning

gleaning
Humane regulations obliged farmers neither to gather fallen fruit nor to rake the field after reaping, so that the poor and needy could be free to help themselves without penalties (Lev. 19:9; Ruth 2:2).

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  • 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. Some ancient cultures promoted gleaning as an early form of a welfare system …   Wikipedia

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  • Gleaning — Glean ing, n. The act of gathering after reapers; that which is collected by gleaning. [1913 Webster] Glenings of natural knowledge. Cook. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gleaning — Glean Glean, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gleaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gleaning}.] [OE. glenen, OF. glener, glaner, F. glaner, fr. LL. glenare; cf. W. glan clean, glanh?u to clean, purify, or AS. gelm, gilm, a hand?ul.] [1913 Webster] 1. To gather after a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gleaning — /glee ning/, n. 1. the act of a person who gleans. 2. gleanings, things found or acquired by gleaning. [1400 50; late ME glenynge. See GLEAN, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gleaning — noun a) Something learned by gleaning. b) 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 …   Wiktionary

  • gleaning — /glee ning/, n. 1. the act of a person who gleans. 2. gleanings, things found or acquired by gleaning. [1400 50; late ME glenynge. See GLEAN, ING1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gleaning Network — is the most widespread and volunteer oriented of the Society of St. Andrew s ministries. Gleaning is the traditional Biblical practice of gathering crops that would otherwise be left in the fields to rot or be plowed under after harvest. Because… …   Wikipedia

  • Gleaning (birds) — Gleaning, or gleaning insects, is a common feeding strategy for some groups of birds, including most flycatchers. This behaviour can be contrasted with hawking. Many species of birds make use of both strategies depending on the availability of… …   Wikipedia

  • Gleaning Mouse — Taxobox name = Gleaning Mouse status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Rodentia familia = Cricetidae genus = Peromyscus species group = P. aztecus species = P. spicilegus binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages — GRDDL ou Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages signifiant littéralement Récolte de descriptions de ressources à partir des dialectes de langages est un langage de marquage permettant d extraire des données RDF à partir de… …   Wikipédia en Français

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