Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024

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Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
540Higgins (1923) NAILNAILNAIL: Left index pointing outward, palm leftward, then right thumb and index joined and the tips placed against the base of the left index to indicate head of nail. (The right closed hand used as a hammer is sometimes added.)96hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=540&refid=higgins1923
406Michaels (1923) NAILNAILNAIL (verb): 1. Imagine you are holding a nail between the thumb and index finger of the left hand. 2. Imagine you hold a hammer in your right hand. 3. Strike with the hammer on the nail held in the left hand. (Noun) Show size of nail by moving the right index finger up and down to the proper length, on the left index finger. Strike with the hammer.93hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=406&refid=michaels1923
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