Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
586Higgins (1923) OYSTERSOYSTEROYSTER: Both palms together, fingers pointing outward, right hand lifted and struck downwards, prone, past the left palm as if striking off the right half of shell. (Sometimes left hand alone, palm rightward and fingers pointing outward represents the shell and right "B" tips stuck between thumb and index of left hand like a knife to open shell).104hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=586&refid=higgins1923
798Long (1918) OYSTERSOYSTERSOYSTERS: Hold the hands palm to palm; draw the right hand away and up; then with a motion like cutting with a hatchet throw the right hand downward against and beyond the left so that the palms rub as the hands pass. XVI,317.89hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=798&refid=long1918
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