Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024

Search: DUCK

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
258Higgins (1923) DUCKDUCKDUCK: Right index and middle on thumb tip at the mouth, palm outward, to indicate "Bill" and hand wobbled slightly to show gait of duck. (Goose: Same sign without the wobbling of the hand, sometimes the hand in "Goose" goes up and out from the mouth to indicate the long neck of the bird.)48hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=258&refid=higgins1923
838Long (1918) DUCKDUCKDUCK: Make bill with two fingers instead of one, indicating wider bill. XVII,331.93hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=838&refid=long1918
839Long (1918) DUCK~gs:CROOK-NECKGOOSEGOOSE: Make bill as in "duck;" then stretch out the forearm in a crooked motion to represent the neck of the goose.93hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=839&refid=long1918
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