glean

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Each of us, of course, was extremely anxious about the good appearance of the beloved object; and, though I was the one to glean compliments ashore, B- had the more intimate pride of feeling, resembling that of a devoted handmaiden.
From his own conversation I was able to glean nothing.
He could glean nothing from their faces; they might as well have been of stone.
The staff arranges these gleans and makes sure there is always a group available when a farmer calls.