Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024

Search: GOSSIP

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
147Higgins (1923) GOSSIPCHATTINGCHATTING: Right thumb, index and middle extended from the mouth, left thumb, index and middle opposed pointing to mouth, indices and middles up and down on thumb tips, representing motion of two mouths talking at once. (Language). 29hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=147&refid=higgins1923
759Higgins (1923) GOSSIPTALESTALES: Right index and middle tip resting on thumb tip placed at corner of mouth, and as hand moves off to the right, the finger tips are moved up and down on thumb tip. (Complain) (Gossip) (Tell-Tale).134hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=759&refid=higgins1923
215Long (1918) GOSSIPTELL ON ONE, TELLTALE, GOSSIPTO TELL ON ONE, TELLTALE, GOSSIP, etc.: Making a bill with the thumb and forefinger bring it up wtih knuckle of forefinger against the mouth, slightly at one side; push it away outward, opening and closing the thumb and finger to imitate the movement of the lips in talking.35hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=215&refid=long1918
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