Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024

Search: BUILD

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
116Higgins (1923) BUILDBUILDBUILD: Right palm on back of left hand and then left withdrawn and placed on right hand, hands higher, as building progresses, fingers of hands pointing in opposite directions.24hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=116&refid=higgins1923
540Long (1918) BUILDBUILDBUILD: Build up the hands by placing the palm of one on back of other, like laying bricks, repeating the motion with each hand alternately several times, raising them during the action.65hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=540&refid=long1918
510Long (1918) BUILD~ESTABLISHFOUNDATIONFOUNDATION: Make the sign for building upward and then place the right "A" hand as above (ESTABLISH).62hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=510&refid=long1918
99Michaels (1923) BUILDBUILDBUILD: 1. Put the palm of the right hand on the back of the left hand. 2. (Change): Put the palm of the left hand on the back of the right hand. 3. Repeat the movements and as you do so let the hands rise upward above the head.37hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=99&refid=michaels1923
590Michaels (1923) BUILD~UPTOWERTOWER: 1. See build, and point upward.125hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=590&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
673Gallaudet (1910) BUILDN/AVERY FANCY ROCK BUILD LARGE WITH cl-d:CC(rep2x,column,lt,ctr,rt) MALE RICH HAVE KEEP NOW60hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=673
511Hotchkiss (1913) BUILDN/AAND TRUE YEAR SEVERAL FUTURE DEAF ALL-OVER MONEY~PAY(2h-alt) THREE~THOUSAND DOLLAR BUILD STATUE NEAT WITH cl-d-trace:X(profile) IN B-R-O-N-Z-E 3P-POSS(rt) pn:CLERC ESTABLISH(rt) THAT(1h,rt) AREA 3P-SELF AGO PICK-FROM(-from-rt)51hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=511