Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024

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150Higgins (1923) BIRD~cl:B(chop-off-head)CHICKENCHICKEN: Right thumb and index pointing out from mouth for "Beak" and right palm over shoulder pointing to neck, struck forward to show the stroke of hatchet used to chop off the head.30hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=150&refid=higgins1923
503Higgins (1923) CATHOLIC~cl:D(chop-off-head)MARTYRMARTYR: "Catholic" and right palm, fingers pointing to back of neck and prone, is struck forward as if an ax to cut off the head.90hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=503&refid=higgins1923
440Long (1918) DEVIATEDEFLECT, OFF TRACK, DEVIATEDEFLECT, GO OFF THE TRACK, DEVIATE: Hold the forefingers together parallel, pointing outward, then suddenly turn one away and push it out from the other.55hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=440&refid=long1918
992Long (1918) OFFOFFOFF: Having placed the right open hand upon the back of the left, throw, or let it fall off.108hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=992&refid=long1918
428Michaels (1923) OFFOFFOFF: 1. Put the right palm on the back of the left hand and let it fall off.97hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=428&refid=michaels1923
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