Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024

Search: FLY

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
330Higgins (1923) FLYFLY (as a bird)FLY (as a bird): Imitate the flapping of the wings with both elevated prone hands at either side.61hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=330&refid=higgins1923
863Long (1918) HOUSEFLYFLYFLY: Make motion with the right hand on left arm as of reaching out and catching a fly off the table or in the air.95hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=863&refid=long1918
179Michaels (1923) EAGLE~FLY~pose:soarEAGLEEAGLE: 1. Pass the hooked index finger across the nose: beak. 2. Spread out the arms full length right and left. 3. Flap the arms and hands as in bird. 4. Bend in the shoulders and bow the head. Arms still flapping. 5. Hold the arms stationary and turn the body in a round about way for soaring.52hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=179&refid=michaels1923
221Michaels (1923) FLYFLY (to fly)FLY: 1. (To fly): Extend the arms right and left and flap them as a bird does its wings.60hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=221&refid=michaels1923
220Michaels (1923) HOUSEFLYFLYFLY: 1. (Housefly): Make motion of swiping in a fly with the right hand on the left forearm.60hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=220&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
752Hotchkiss (1913) FLY~GO-AWAYN/ABUT DEVIL SEE(-to-lt) pn:JESUS(lt) GET-UP(lt), WRONG(2h) FAIL(-to-rt), pose:turns-around FLY~gs:GO-AWAY(-to-rt-bwd)70hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=752