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Definitions of signals

  1. A system of signs or tokens addressed to the eye, as flags, boards, lights, & c., for establishing communications at distances- now generally superseded on land by the electric telegraph.
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Usage examples for signals

  1. The signals again, broken into by Steve Edwards's shrill voice in wild appeal. – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour
  2. There seems invariably to be a misunderstanding of signals where Miss Omar is concerned. – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  3. Some horses, she said, had been trained to obey certain signals, and some to obey the exact opposite. – Life's Minor Collisions by Frances Warner Gertrude Warner
  4. Have you been knocking any signals lately? – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  5. This one signals to a third player on the opposite bank or side of the river. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  6. The signals made by the Tankadere were perceived by the mail- steamer, and soon afterwards, Phileas Fogg having paid the price agreed upon, as well as a bonus of five hundred and fifty pounds, he and his party were soon on board the steamer. – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  7. Instinctively, Dade rode around to them, beckoning Manuel to follow; and placed him between Jerry and Bill; explained that Manuel was to fire the starting signals, and smiled his thanks when Jerry promptly produced one of his " twins" and placed it in Manuel's hands. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower
  8. On the fourth of March, while making arrangements to land, they saw coming to the ships five large canoes, with oars and sails, some of them containing fifty Indians; and on signals of invitation being made, above thirty came on board the captain's vessel. – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  9. Do you make out any signals, Mr Webster? – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  10. He even added that those brilliant points of light, which have been quite frequently observed in Mars and Venus, are perhaps signals made to the Earth by the inhabitants of these planets. – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  11. Hunt rises and signals to his men, who quickly fall upon the Indians as they try to flee. – See America First by Orville O. Hiestand
  12. They heard some shots in the distance, and thinking that they were fired as signals by Stanley and his party, they were just setting off to meet them, and the lion must have taken that opportunity of coming into our camp. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. And despite my signals to him he replied: " In truth, my dear lady, he haunted the place for a sight of you, from the moment he set foot in London." – Richard Carvel, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  14. Radio and screen signals. – Space Viking by Henry Beam Piper
  15. Ned did not seem to mind the fire signals. – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson
  16. Perhaps he could get out on top of the building and make signals of distress. – Lifted Masks Stories by Susan Glaspell
  17. He turned to Brodeur, and in French warned him: Remember the signals, now. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  18. He makes signals to the men who are loading the donkeys now in the door of the barn. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  19. A small boat was instantly lowered, the ship's crew meantime making signals to the boy to inform him that he was being rescued. – The Monkey That Would Not Kill by Henry Drummond
  20. There is no knowing, miss; but one of our men is working his way back to the signals. – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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