glean.

\GLEEN\ , verb:
1. To learn, discover, or find out, usually little by little or slowly.
2. To gather (grain or the like) after the reapers or regular gatherers.
3.
 To gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit.

I am in Boston this week and was watching the presidential election results via large tv in Jamaica Plain.  We were expecting to glean the results slowly.  And that’s how it started out.  Then, bam.  Kasey expressed that she would’ve enjoyed having a countdown or something.  But it sure wasn’t gleaned.  It was surprisingly mundanely announced.  “The 44th President of the United States is Barack Obama.”  We looked around at each other thinking, whoa, that just happened.  Let’s go to sleep.

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