Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: MEAN

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
54Higgins (1923) MEANBACKBITEBACKBITE: left "A" horizontal, palm rightward and knuckle of right "A" hand, palm leftward, struck down against and past left knuckles as if striking a flint. (Mean).14hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=54&refid=higgins1923
136Long (1918) MEANMEANMEAN: Place the "A" hands together in front of you, the middle joints of each hand touching; now raise the right hand slightly; bring it down quickly against the left so the joints strike those of the left hand, something after the manner of striking flint. For shameful meanness rub hand against the side of cheek first, as in "shame." IV,65.27hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=136&refid=long1918
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