Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 4, 2024

Search: FEW

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
314Higgins (1923) FEWFEWFEW: Right "C" hand, palm upward, and right thumb tip drawn across the tips to little finger tip, fingers straighten as thumb passes. (Some) (Several) (Something).58hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=314&refid=higgins1923
701Long (1918) FEW-DAYS-FUTUREIN A FEW DAYSIN A FEW DAYS: Place the "A" hand against the cheek as in "to-morrow;" give the hand a similar motion as in "to-morrow" but more slowly; gradually bring the fingers out one by one as in "few." Or, (2) Sign for "few," "days," and "after." XIV,275.80hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=701&refid=long1918
706Long (1918) FEW~DAYS~PASTA FEW DAYS AGOA FEW DAYS AGO: Place "A" hand with the end of the thumb against corner of the mouth; holding the thumb still there, draw the hand back and gradually open out the fingers one by one until the hand assumes the position of "5." Or, (2) Sign "few," "days," and "ago."81hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=706&refid=long1918
207Michaels (1923) SEVERALFEWFEW: 1. Relax the fingers one after the other from the closed fist. 57hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=207&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
203Fay (1913) FEW-DAYS-FUTUREN/AONE-DAY-AGO BEFORE pn:EMG GO-AWAY TO CITY pn:PHILADELPHIA FOR ARRANGE(3x) BEFORE FEW-DAYS-FUTURE ALL COLLEGE cl-p:CC(group,rt-to-lt) VISIT THAT(1h,lt) SHOW(lt).14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=203
288Hubbard (1913) FEWN/ASMALL FROM-THEN-ON LITTLE-BIT MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE KNOW+ 3P-IX(rt) pose:nod 3P-POSS(rt) HOUR++ FEW END.32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=288