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March 1, 2024

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Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
690Higgins (1923) SEESEESEE: Right vertical "V" tips, palms inward, to the cheek below the eye, and then moved outward. (Sight).121hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=690&refid=higgins1923
119Long (1918) SEESEESEE (idea of vision): With hand as in "V" bring the fingers (forefinger and middle) up astraddle the nose with the ends on the face just below the eyes; move the hand outward, the ends of the fingers representing direction of the sight. IV,53. 25hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=119&refid=long1918
246Long (1918) SEESEE, SIGHTSEE, SIGHT: Straddle the nose with "V" hand held parallel to it, placing the ends of fingers under the eye; push the hand away so the ends of the fingers will follow a straight line from the eyes. IV,53.38hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=246&refid=long1918
513Michaels (1923) SEE~LOOK-ATSEESEE: 1. Put the index and middle fingers of one hand to your eyes. 2. Point the fingers outward (toward the object if convenient). 3. Extend the eyes toward the object.111hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=513&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
29Bryant (1915) SEE~LOOK-ATN/AHERE PRESIDENT L-I-N-L-N gs:SIT THERE-HON(behind-X) SEE~LOOK-AT (sweep_rt-to-lt) gs:ARISE STAND GOING LECTURE IN-FRONT-OF PEOPLE~CLASS FOR ABOUT TEN M-I-N-U-T-E-S.2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=bryant&glossid=29
118Dougherty (1913) SEE~READN/A3P-IX(rc,rf) PAY-ATTENTION SEEK+ WAY HELP MOTHER SUFFER-PAIN SEE~READ+ VARIOUS TRY THING.13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=118
122Dougherty (1913) SEE~READN/ASEE~READ THERE(arc,lt) AMERICA THERE(arc,lt) DOCTOR TRY+ N-I-T-R-O-U-S O-X-I-D-E OR L-A-U-G-H-I-N-G G-A-S, THEN~OTHER E-T-H-E-R.14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=122
180Dougherty (1913) SEEN/Afs:HE SUMMONS~COME-HERE(-from-rt) 3P-POSS(rf) HELP TWO DOCTOR~AGENT YOUNG COME(rf) SEE SHARE(rf) THREE cl-d:1along1(horiz,lab-setup) cl:Aabove1++(pour-solution), cl-i:C+(at-nose,breathe-in-solution-to-put-down).19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=180
204Dougherty (1913) SEEN/AAWHILE ONE~TWO(rf) WOMAN VISIT ENTER(-from-rt-to-ctr) gs:SHOCKED SEE THREE DOCTOR~FANCY+ NOW SILLY PLAY YELL(rf) gs:HEY AROUND.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=204
217Dougherty (1913) SEEN/AAWHILE DOCTOR WAKE-UP STOP, SEE (glitch) TWO DOCTOR~FANCY+ PLAY SILLY(2h-alt).23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=217
376Dougherty (1913) SEE~LOOK-ATN/ADAY~NOW WOMAN(rf) VISIT(rf) cl-p:44(2-lines) SEE~LOOK-AT(rt-to-ctr) FEMALE(rf) cl-p:44(lines,-to-lt) TO(lt) THERE(lt) SHAPE B-U-S-T MALE~DOCTOR cl-i:C(grab-neck) cl-d:CC(at-neck,bust-of-head) cl-p:44(look-at-bust,rt) FACE(rf) SEE~LOOK-AT(rt) 37hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=376
388Dougherty (1913) SEE~LOOK-ATN/ADAY~NOW WOMAN(rf) VISIT(rf) cl-p:44(2-lines) SEE~LOOK-AT(rt-to-ctr) FEMALE(rf) cl-p:44(lines,-to-lt) TO(lt) THERE(lt) SHAPE B-U-S-T MALE~DOCTOR cl-i:C(grab-neck) cl-d:CC(at-neck,bust-of-head) cl-p:44(look-at-bust,rt) FACE(rf) SEE~LOOK-AT(rt) 37hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=388
175Draper (1915) SEEN/AHOPE SEE THAT(1h,rt) SUCCEED.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=175
201Draper (1915) SEEN/AHOPE DEAF EVERY+++(arc) MALE~FEMALE SEE 1P-POSS DO, FEEL GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX DO GOOD~MOST 1P-IX(rf) CAN D-O, GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX(rf) CAN THINKING THAT(1h) HELP HAPPEN SUCCEED.23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=201
254Draper (1915) SEEN/AAND SECOND(2h) BLESS IN HAVE 3P-POSS FIRST(1h) P-A-T-O-N, T-H-E I-L-U-S-T-I-O-U-S L-I-L-O-N, QUIET WITH SEE+++(fwd), BELIEVE(firmly) AND PATIENT~CONTINUE MALE. pose:bow26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=254
68Erd (1913) SEEN/Aminnehaha: pose:hands-down gs:LOOK+ 1P-IX SEE(l-hand,-to-lt) 1P-POSS(r-hand) FATHER pose:arms-folded LONELY~ALONE NEAR cl-d:BB(wigwam) cl-d:BB(wigwam-flaps) pose:arms-folded, 7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=68
97Erd (1913) SEEN/Aold nokomis:pose:hands-clasped pose:pacing NEGATIVE(up) 1P-POSS BABY TELL-2P(-to-lt) OLD(1h) FATHER THERE(-to-lc) THAT(1h) 2P-IX SEE RED~FIRE cl:55(smoke) BLACK cl:55(smoke,2h-to-1h_floating-to-rt) old nokomis:pose:hands-clasped pose:pacing NEGATIVE(up) 1P-POSS BABY TELL-2P(-to-lt) OLD(1h) FATHER THERE(-to-lc) THAT(1h) 2P-IX SEE RED~FIRE-to-cl:55(smoke) BLACK cl:55(smoke,2h-to-1h_floating-to-rt) 9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=97
206Erd (1913) SEEN/ASEE(rt) OLD(rt,1h,bow) FATHER(rt) pose:arms-crossed(swaying,rt)22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=206
210Erd (1913) SEEN/ASEE(-to-lt) 1P-POSS BEAUTIFUL M-I-N-N-E-H-A-H-A, gs:LAY-THERE(2h,lt) DIE(2h,pitch) pose:hand-on-hand(lt) COLD IN-FRONT-OF(lt), pose:arms-folded(-to-rt) pose:step-back/pose:grab-throat(1h),23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=210
158Fay (1913) SEEN/AMANY(arc) THING WORTH MUCH 3P-IX WANT SEE+(rt) IN CITY(rt) pn:WASHINGTON-DC(rt), SO-AS 1P-IX-PL SUMMONS~INVITE(-from-rt) NEGATIVE.11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=158
176Gallaudet (1910) SEEN/ASEEM(2h) HAPPEN LOVE~FALL(rep,dual,lt-and-ctr) 3P-IX-DUAL(lt-to-ctr) FIRST SEE18hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=176
261Gallaudet (1910) SEE~VISITN/A3P-IX-DUAL(l-hand,lt) AGO SEE~VISIT(-to-lt) COLLEGE IN pn:WASHINGTON-DC25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=261
299Gallaudet (1910) SEEN/A1P-SELF(rep2x,neg)SEE EQUAL THAT(2h_parallel) OTHER(rep2x) PLACE(rt) ALWAYS~NEGATIVE29hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=299
308Gallaudet (1910) SEEN/ANEAR(-to-X) L-Y-N-T-O-N ONE(l-hand) SEE(l-hand,-to-lt) BEAUTIFUL(l-hand) WALK(-to-rt) WAY(-to-rt) NAME T-H-E C-L-I-F-F W-A-L-K 30hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=308
403Gallaudet (1910) SEE~ASK-QUESTIONN/AAND(l-hand) TO THAT(2h) FEMALE ONCE J-O-H-N R-I-D-D(l-hand) HAPPEN 3P-POSS(lt) SWEETHEART WITH L-O-R-N-A PROGRESS SOME DILEMMA(rep2x,arc,rt-to-lt) 3P-SELF(lt) GO-TO(-to-rt) SEE~ASK-QUESTION(rep,-to-rt) THAT(1h,rt) FEMALE~OLD(2h) FOR HELP.37hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=403
581Gallaudet (1910) SEE~KEEPN/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=581
632Gallaudet (1910) SEEN/AAND WALK(rc) NEAR(rep,lt) cl-dtrace:B(path-at-lt-trunk-fwd) SEE(l-hand) LIKE TO ONE PLACE NAME W-A-T-E-R-S-M-E-E-T.56hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=632
844Gallaudet (1910) SEEN/AAND THAT(1h) SEE ALL-DAY VERY LIKE SEE MALE(rc)~FEMALE(rc)~PEOPLE MANY(rep4x,arc,hands_diverge) cl:LEGSonB(ride-horse) ACROSS(rep2x,rt-to-lt) TRAVEL(rep4x,hands_diverge,all-over_lt-and-rt)72hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=844
848Gallaudet (1910) SEEN/AAND THAT(1h) SEE ALL-DAY VERY LIKE SEE MALE(rc)~FEMALE(rc)~PEOPLE MANY(rep4x,arc,hands_diverge) cl:LEGSonB(ride-horse) ACROSS(rep2x,rt-to-lt) TRAVEL(rep4x,hands_diverge,all-over_lt-and-rt)72hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=848
56Hotchkiss (1913) SEEN/AAND DURING 1P-IX RELATED THAT(lc) SCHOOL(lc) 1P-IX MINGLE(lc) SEE(-to-lt) GET~LEARN FROM SEVERAL(l-hand)/IX(r-hand)) MOST+(lt-to-rt) TEACH~AGENT 3P-POSS(lt) DEAF5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=56
124Hotchkiss (1913) SEEN/ABUT 3P-SELF(lc) LIVE IN ONE BEAUTIFUL HOUSE(rc) PLEASANT NEAR++ SCHOOL AND DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc-to-X) MALE~FEMALE~CHILDREN+(-to-rt) cl-trace:1tip(path-to-rt,go) CITY(rt) cl-trace:1tip(path-to-1P,go) SEE AND MEET AND TALK AGAIN+++10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=124
530Hotchkiss (1913) SEEN/AFROM-THEN-ON 1P-IX LEAVE-FROM(-from-lt) SCHOOL SEE LITTLE-BIT pn:CLERC52hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=530
539Hotchkiss (1913) SEEN/ABUT 1P-IX HAVE MUCH APPRECIATE IN SEE++(lt-to-rt) AND MINGLE WITH OTHER+ TEACH~AGENT53hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=539
611Hotchkiss (1913) SEEN/ASO-AS CHILDREN APPRECIATE~MOST LOSE(rt) 3P-POSS(lc-to-lt) EAT THAN LOSE(lt) SEE(-to-lt) THAT(1h,lt) MALE TWO 3P-POSS(lt) PREACH++ ALL-AFTERNOON SUNDAY DAY58hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=611
681Hotchkiss (1913) SEEN/AHEAVEN~THERE(up_rt) ANGEL SING GIVE(up_rt) GOD SEE(l-hand,lt) pn:JESUS(lt) DIE(1h,l-hand,lt), SAD STOP SING CRY(1h)64hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=681
694Hotchkiss (1913) SEEN/AD-A-V-I-D DET-IX(up_rt) gs:STRUM-HARP GIVE(up_rt) GOD SING, SEE(l-hand,lt) pn:JESUS DIE(2h), gs:STRUM-HARP STOP gs:HOLD-HARP 65hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=694
702Hotchkiss (1913) SEEN/ABUT DEVIL+++ SEE(-to-lt) pn:JESUS(lt) DIE(1h,l-hand,lt), pose:hands-in-air HAPPY pose:stomping-and-wringing-hands NOW 1P-IX CAN TAKE(2h,-to-lc)~ALL-OVER(lc) ALL(exp) EARTH(lc) TRUE(int)66hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=702
728Hotchkiss (1913) SEEN/AHEAVEN(up) THERE(up) ANGEL SEE(l-hand,lt) LIVE, gs:WONDERFUL HAPPY SING+++ MORE(int) ENTHUSIASTIC68hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=728
737Hotchkiss (1913) SEEN/AD-A-V-I-D gs:HOLD-HARP SEE(-to-lt) pn:JESUS GET-UP, gs:STRUM-HARP++++(int) MORE BIG NOISE(diverges)69hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=737
746Hotchkiss (1913) SEEN/ABUT DEVIL SEE(-to-lt) pn:JESUS(lt) GET-UP(lt), WRONG(2h) FAIL(-to-rt), pose:turns-around FLY~gs:GO-AWAY(-to-rt-bwd)70hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=746
6Marshall (1920) SEEN/Ags:SEE MANY+ ARMY cl-p:55(sweep-across-in-rank-and-file) cl:55(swirls-around-head) SAME 1P-POSS MOM cl-d:BB(bonnet-to-skirt) cl-d-trace:11(round) cl-d:CC(pot) STIR/cl-d:C(pot) cl:BB(stirred-up).2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=6
32Marshall (1920) SEEN/A1P-IX(rf) gs:OVER-THERE(rt) gs:SEE cl-d:BB(cannon,rt-to-lt) cl-i:1(vert-circ-to-strike/ignite,rt) SAME(exp) TREE TREE-FALL cl:BonARM(cut-at-wrist-to-cut-at-shoulder) 5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=32
61Marshall (1920) SEEN/A1P-IX(rf) gs:OVER-THERE(rt) gs:SEE cl-d:55(large-round) SAME MELON~YELLOW cl:55(shove-in-cannonball,lt) cl-i:AA(stuffing-powder,lt), 9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=61
88Marshall (1920) SEEN/A1P-IX(rf) gs:OVER-THERE(rt) gs:SEE cl-d:SS(powder-horn) FULL BLACK(l-hand) cl-d:FgrabI(powder) cl:A(pour-in)/cl:O(horn) cl:SonS(stuff-powder-in) gs:STRIKE-MATCH(from_leg) cl-ttrace:1tip(path-to-rt)13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=88
112Marshall (1920) SEEN/A1P-IX(rf) gs:OVER-THERE(rt) gs:SEE MANY+ ARMY cl-d-trace:11(straps-down-chest-to-horiz-keg) cl-d:CC(^keg) cl-d:BB(keg-flat-surface-top-and-bottom)17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=112
139Marshall (1920) SEEN/A1P-IX(rf) OVER-THERE(rt) SEE pn:WASHINGTON pose:mount-horse-to-ride 21hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=139
160Marshall (1920) SEEN/A1P-IX(rf) gs:OVER-THERE(rt) gs:SEE cl-d:5(feather,circ-at-hat) HAT cl-i:XxXx++(pull-feather-dn,l-hand-hold-at-hat) RED BLUE WHITE BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=160
192Marshall (1920) SEEN/A1P-IX(rf) gs:OVER-THERE(rt) gs:SEE MANY+ ARMY pose:mount-horse-to-ride, SHOOT-PISTOL(2h-alt)29hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=192
381McGregor (1913) SEEN/ABUT fs:IF 1P-IX-PL SEE MALE SEVERAL(2h,rt) TAKE(2h-alt,ctr-to-rt)~RICH(rt) AND MANY+(lc) HAVE ENOUGH NOT, 1P-IX-PL UNDERSTAND THAT(2h) BECAUSE 3P-IX(rt) UNDERSTAND gs:NOTHING 3P-SELF(rt) TRUE TAKE(2h-alt,ctr) 3P-POSS(rt) fs:OWN(int) MALE~SAME FEMALE~SAME. 37hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=381
482McGregor (1913) SEEN/ADURING ALL-NIGHT 3P-SELF BED cl:55(light-shining,wg-to-1P)~cl:55(shake,shining-from-1P) WAKE-UP(with-wonder) THERE(-to-lt) SEE(lt) SPIRIT(rf)~FLY SIT WRITE+ BOOK YELLOW.45hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=482
522McGregor (1913) SEEN/ASEE(-to-lt) THERE(lt) SPIRIT(rf)~FLY COME AGAIN; 3P-SELF(lt) GOING(-to-rt) gs:COME-HERE++ SHOW-3P(rt), pose:surprised 51hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=522
85Veditz (1913) SEEN/AFOR YEAR+ THIRTY-THREE UP-TILL-NOW THAT(2h) pn:FRANCE DEAF SEE(-to-lc) WITH EYES FULL CRY, WITH HEART BREAK, THAT(1h) BEAUTIFUL L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E O-F S-I-G-N-S FIRED FROM 3P-POSS(-to-lt) SCHOOL(lt).10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=85
540Veditz (1913) SEEN/ABUT DEAF IN THERE(rt) pn:GERMANY(rc), IN pn:ENGLAND(lt), IN pn:FRANCE(l-hand,lt), IN pn:ITALY(r-hand,facing_lc), FUTURE(-to-rt) SEE THAT(2h) cl-d:SonB(film) F-I-L-M-S 48hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=540
545Veditz (1913) SEEN/AAND SEE THAT(2h,rc) F-I-L-M-S.49hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=545