Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: SMART

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
113Higgins (1923) SMARTBRIGHT MENTALLY, SMARTBRIGHT MENTALLY or SMART: Middle tip of open hand on forehead and flipped quickly out to palm outward.24hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=113&refid=higgins1923
594Long (1918) SMARTSHARP, BRIGHT, INTELLECTUALLY BRILLIANTSHARP, BRIGHT, INTELLECTUALLY BRILLIANT: With the middle finger of the right "5" hand bent in, place the end against the center of the forehead, then throw it off with a twist, so that when the hand comes to rest the fingers point outward. The motion is similar to that in first sign for "sharp edge," but the sign is made from the forehead instead of the edge of the hand. XII,243.70hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=594&refid=long1918
534Michaels (1923) UNDERSTANDSMARTSMART: 1. Push the index finger of the right hand from the bridge of the nose up across the forehead. 2. Have an intelligent look.115hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=534&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
48McGregor (1912) SMARTN/ASAME(int) OFTEN HEAR ABOUT DEAF INDEFINITE IN THERE(rt) B-O-S-T-O-N SMART(int) SAY LIPREAD 5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_flea&glossid=48
69McGregor (1912) SMARTN/Apose:lean-fwd(lt) THERE(rf,lt) gs:WHAT DEAF SMART LIPREAD SAY(rf)?12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_flea&glossid=69
88McGregor (1912) SMARTN/A1P-IX-PL FUTURE(l-hand) GET ONE(raised_brow) CORRECT SMART LIPREAD SAY++, MINGLE PEOPLE? FUTURE(rf)NEVER. 17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_flea&glossid=88