Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
147Long (1918) DISOBEYDISOBEYDISOBEY (defiance to authority): With elbow at side bend up the arm with the fist on a level with the shoulder; bring the elbow out and give a twist to the fist, slightly turning the head to indicate defiance. IV,71.28hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=147&refid=long1918
163Michaels (1923) DISOBEYDISOBEYDISOBEY: 1. Hold the right forearm with the fist clinched before you. 2. Move the forearm upward in a sudden jerk above your head.49hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=163&refid=michaels1923
9Michaels (1923) DISOBEY~MANADAMADAM: 1. Hold the closed fist of the right hand in front of you. 2. Move the hand in a sudden jerking way above the level of your head: Disobey or Disobedient. 3. Add the sign for Man.20hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=9&refid=michaels1923
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