Term ID Vocabularysort ascending Parent Term Description
1850 Actions Work Fireman
1851 Actions Bodily Chewing
1854 Actions Verbal Silence
1858 Actions Play Historical recreation
1861 Actions Physical Throwing
1862 Actions Physical Running
1865 Actions Physical Building
1866 Actions Verbal Announcing
1867 Actions Physical Eating
1868 Actions Agricultural Livestock care
1870 Actions Physical Riding
1879 Actions Physical Waiting
1880 Actions Physical Dreaming
1882 Actions Emotional Lust
1898 Actions Bodily Starvation
1900 Actions Communication Writing
1913 Actions Movement Fetching
1914 Actions Movement Running
1915 Actions Movement Hiding
1916 Actions Domestic Discipline
1917 Actions Movement Spitting
1919 Actions Verbal Requesting
1922 Actions Moral Renounce
1941 Actions Movement Racing
1944 Actions Perceptual Eavesdropping
1951 Actions Domestic Housekeeping
1952 Actions Physical Carrying
1955 Actions Play Poker
1956 Actions Verbal Praising
1966 Actions Mental Economizing

When a character invests effort in thinking strategically about personal or household economy, such as when Cora Tull attempts to pay for her pricey chickens by selling cakes made with the eggs of those chickens in AILD. EP

1967 Actions Military Escape
1969 Actions Violent Arson
1970 Actions Physical Restraining
1972 Actions Emotional Resentment
1977 Actions Economic Accounting

This does not merely describe the specific actions of an accountant, but any formal or informal balancing of the books be it Flem Snopes, Maury Priest, or Will Varner. JB

1980 Actions Physical Kicking
1984 Actions Interaction, Social Concealment

Any time a character hides something from his peer group or society at large. The particular instance here is John Powell concealing his pistol from the men in the livery stable.

1996 Actions Mental Inquiry
2006 Actions Emotional Theatricality
2008 Actions Work Driving

When someone is driving people around for a living. JB

2011 Actions Interaction, Social Noblesse oblige

Any time of social contract that is maintained that relies on implied class differences. The term is a bit murky, but Faulkner refers to it explicitly and implicitly on a number of occasions. The agreement between Maury Priest and John Powell, and the remission of Miss Emily's taxes are examples. JB

2029 Actions Emotional Patience
2031 Actions Emotional Amazement
2033 Actions Interaction, Social Greeting
2048 Actions Movement Truck
2053 Actions Hunting Guiding
2055 Actions Work Livery stable
2056 Actions Work Banking
2061 Actions Work Mechanic
2062 Actions Movement Crash
2065 Actions Emotional Intimidation
2066 Actions Bodily Eating breakfast
2067 Actions Perceptual Unknowable

This term is intended to refer to when a character looks at but cannot fathom what a character (or animal) is thinking. (Keyed originally to refer to Lion in "Lion.") -JBP

2072 Actions Violent Killing of animals

This was added to refer to violence related to the killing of animals, either by humans or by other animals. (Some overlap, perhaps, with Animal predatory behavior.) -JBP

2074 Actions Play Card playing

Added for moments when it is unclear if (a) the game is poker, or (b) if gambling is occurring. -JBP

2077 Actions Hunting Injury

Added for when hunters (or hunting dogs) are injured while hunting -- as Boon (and Lion) are. -JBP

2078 Actions Interaction, Social Confrontation
2086 Actions Emotional Respect
2087 Actions Verbal Singing
2098 Actions Movement Sneaking
2102 Actions Verbal Exaggeration
2109 Actions Emotional Hysteria
2111 Actions Verbal Teasing
2118 Actions Emotional Nostalgia
2119 Actions Economic Stock trading

Term for those who buy or sell "stock" - horses, mules, etc. -JBP

2120 Actions Economic Horse trading
2122 Actions Economic Selling a house or place
2123 Actions Economic Buying a shop or store
2126 Actions Bodily Coughing
2127 Actions Physical Finding

For when the text refers to the explicit act of someone or something being found; may include things found that were not actually being searched for. (Cf. Luster's search for a quarter, and the other things he finds.) -JBP

2128 Actions Physical Discovering

For instances when a character literally discovers someone or something -- Mrs. Gant finding her daughter with a boy lying together in a blanket, for instance. Distinct from the MENTAL act of discovery (which is also a keyword in this database). -JBP

2131 Actions Physical Dancing
2132 Actions Domestic Food preparation
2136 Actions Interaction, Private Seeking approval
2146 Actions Mental Skepticism
2147 Actions Interaction, Private Parenting
2148 Actions Interaction, Private Domineering
2149 Actions Bodily Healing
2159 Actions Physical Intrusion
2160 Actions Work Painting|Drawing
2162 Actions Physical Freeing
2171 Actions Interaction, Social Ball/dance
2175 Actions Communication Newspaper columns and notices

For references to items in newspapers that aren't exactly news articles - "agony advice columns," for instance (in "Miss Zilpha Gant"), or obituaries, or similar items. JBP

2176 Actions Perceptual Reading / Researching
2177 Actions Mental Imagining
2178 Actions Bodily Bathing and/or personal hygiene
2180 Actions Bodily Waking
2184 Actions Emotional Hate
2188 Actions Emotional Vindictive
2192 Actions Play Children playing
2194 Actions Bodily Playing music
2205 Actions Play Sports Golf
2207 Actions Mental Impairment
2218 Actions Emotional Moaning
2219 Actions Mental Misunderstanding
2227 Actions Emotional Exhaustion
2231 Actions Economic Frugality
2250 Actions Physical Crawling
2254 Actions Moral Rationalization
2255 Actions Verbal Persuasion