Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: FENCE

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312Higgins (1923) FENCEFENCEFENCE: Tips of horizontal hands, palms inward, interlaced or dovetailed, drawn apart to sides. (When hands are drawn apart to sides, then inward and next together again by making heels of palms meet, the "Garden" or Field is indicated).58hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=312&refid=higgins1923
1027Long (1918) FENCEFENCEFENCE: Lock the ends of the "5" hands and place at the side, then draw apart.111hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1027&refid=long1918
897Long (1918) FENCE~GROWFIELD, GARDENFIELD or GARDEN: Place the ends of the "5" hands together so that the ends lock like the ends of a rail fence; draw the hands apart toward the sides and bring each around toward the body, indicating a fenced piece of ground, and then sign for "grow" (push the "&" hand up through the left "O" hand and then spread the fingers out to "5.")99hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=897&refid=long1918
206Michaels (1923) FENCEFENCE (paling)FENCE: 2. (Paling fence): Hold the fingers up before you and move the hands downward. Repeat several times.57hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=206&refid=michaels1923
205Michaels (1923) pn:AMERICAFENCEFENCE: 1. (farm fence): Entwine the fingers and move them in a circle before you.57hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=205&refid=michaels1923
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