Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
140Long (1918) CONTEMPTCONTEMPT, SCORNCONTEMPT, SCORN, etc.: Rest the crook of the forefinger against one side of the mouth, and the thumb against other (somewhat like "C" pressed against mouth), then bring down and represent action of shooting marble from end of finger.27hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=140&refid=long1918
148Michaels (1923) CONTEMPTCURSECURSE: 1. Close the middle, third, and little fingers of the right hand. 2. Put the thumb and index finger of the same hand to the mouth and throw the hand down vehemently as throwing some thing to the ground. Frown.46hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=148&refid=michaels1923
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