Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024

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BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
230Higgins (1923) FREEDELIVERDELIVER: Both hands closed, palms downward, crossed at the wrists as if manacled and then drawn apart to the sides as if breaking the bonds. (Free) (Relief) (Safe) (Save) (Redeem).44hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=230&refid=higgins1923
145Long (1918) FREEFREE, SAVE, SAFE, RELIEFFREE, SAFE, SAVE, RELIEF, etc. (idea of freedom from some bondage): With "S" hands crossed at the wrists as if bound, with an apparent effort break the imaginary bonds and free the hands, throwing them apart. IV,69.28hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=145&refid=long1918
921Long (1918) FREE~AGENTSAVIOURSAVIOUR: Cross the "A" hands at the wrists as if the hands were bound, and then bring the hands apart to indicate "freedom" and add the sign for "-er" to indicate the person.101hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=921&refid=long1918
505Michaels (1923) FREESAFESAFE: 1. Cross the wrists with the fists closed. 2. Draw them suddenly apart. 3. Have a relieved expression.110hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=505&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
37Fay (1913) FREEN/AIN THAT(1h) YEAR, pn:AMERICA CELEBRATE(1h) FREE UP-TILL-NOW ONE~HUNDRED YEAR+ WITH MUCH FANCY+(restr) SHOW IN CITY++(slight_arc) pn:PHILADELPHIA.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=37
117Fox (1915) FREEN/ASHAPE(rt) IN FREE AND cl:CC(set-aside,rt) TO DET-IX PRINCIPLE ALL MALE~FEMALE~PEOPLE BORN EQUAL.14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=117
313Fox (1915) FREEN/ADET-IX-PL HERE NATION BELOW 3P-IX(up) FUTURE HAVE ONE NEW BORN RELATED(lc-to-rc) WITH FREE26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=313
582Gallaudet (1910) FREEN/AHAVE ROCK~cl-d-trace:BB(up-mountain) cl-d-trace:B(surrounding-land) SEE~KEEP FREE FROM INTERFERE(rep2x)51hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=582
674McGregor (1913) FREEN/APRAY LEAD 1P-IX-PL NEGATIVE IN TEMPT~FAIL(lt) BUT gs:GRAB-HAND(-to-rt) FREE FROM TROUBLE pose:bow62hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=674
183Veditz (1913) FREEN/A3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-ctr) LOOK-AT(2h,rt-to-ctr) ON 1P-IX-PL(arc-to-1P) SAME+ INDEFINITE(rt) JAIL(dn_rt)~AGENT IRON(dn-at-leg,rt) CHAINS+(dn-at-leg,rt), LOOK-AT(2h,rt_dn-to-ctr_up) ON INDEFINITE(ctr) OUT FREE TRAVEL(arc)17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=183