Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: HARD

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Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
387Higgins (1923) HARDHARDHARD: Bent fingers of right "H" hand struck onto back of left prone and off to left slightly. (Scarcely) (Difficult) (Reverses) (Obstacle) (Stone).71hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=387&refid=higgins1923
388Higgins (1923) ROCKHARDHARD: Both hands closed, back of right hand struck onto back of left prone. (Scarcely) (Difficult) (Reverses) (Obstacle) (Stone).71hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=388&refid=higgins1923
580Long (1918) ROCKHARDHARD: Strike the back of the left fist with the back of the right. Or, (2) Strike the back of the left fist with the fingers of the "H" hand bent almost double, striking the middle joint of the middle finger on the back of the fist. Note: The latter sign is often used in the sense of a "hard case," or a "hardened sinner," when made once and with considerable force. By touching the heart with the middle finger of the right open hand and then making the sign for "hard" is indicated one without feeling, "hard hearted."68hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=580&refid=long1918
529Michaels (1923) BLACK~HARD~WRITESLATESLATE: 1. Pass the point of the index finger along the eye-brow: black. 2. Strike on the back of the left fist with the hooked index fingers. 3. Go through motion of writing on something in front of you.114hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=529&refid=michaels1923
272Michaels (1923) ROCKHARDHARD: 1. Strike on the back of the left fist with the right fist. 70hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=272&refid=michaels1923
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