Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024

Search: CRUEL

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
203Higgins (1923) CRUELCRUELCRUEL: Right"X" hand struck on thumb of left "X" hand with forward motion, right palm leftward, and left palm right ward. (Torment) (Persecute) (Same sign struck little or rubbed lightly denotes "Tease").39hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=203&refid=higgins1923
135Long (1918) CRUELCRUEL, RUDECRUEL, RUDE, etc: Bring both "G" hands out in front, forefingers extended, throw the end of the one against the other lengthwise, alternately pushing and drawing them the length of the fingers, repeating several times. The degree of cruelty may be indicated by the emphasis put on the movement. IV,64.26hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=135&refid=long1918
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