Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024

Search: DEER

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
227Higgins (1923) DEERDEERDEER: Both spread hands to represent antlers, palm outward and vertical, thumb tips at sides of head.43hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=227&refid=higgins1923
853Long (1918) DEERDEERDEER: Make "horns" of the "5" hands, one on either side of the head, and then extend the hands outward to indicate the size of the horns. XVII,335.94hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=853&refid=long1918
154Michaels (1923) DEERDEERDEER: 1. Have all the fingers of both hands extended and wide apart. 2. Put the thumbs to the temples. 3. Move the hands backward and forward imitating the movement of a deer's horns.47hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=154&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
833Gallaudet (1910) DEERN/AMALE(l-hand) FEMALE(l-hand) FANCY(rep2x) FROM PLACE(rep,rt-to-lt) FAR(rt) FAR(l-hand_dom,lt) FAR(ctr) cl:LEGSonB(ride-horse), cl:LEGSonB(sidestraddle) IN CLOTHES RED AND VARIOUS CLOTHES GATHER ON A M-O-O-R MILE(rep,fwd) FOUR, FIVE FROM L-Y-N-T-O-N(l-hand) FOR(l-hand) SHOOT-GUN(rep,2h,rt-to-ctr) DEER(rep,2h)70hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=833
839Gallaudet (1910) DEERN/AAND IN THAT(2h) LAND NOW DEER(2h) ENOUGH(rep2x) MANY(rep2x,arc,hands_diverge)71hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=839