Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: PUNISH

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
635Higgins (1923) PUNISHPUNISHPUNISH: Left hand as if grasping the culprit by the collar, and right hand strikes the culprit with the right index used as a rod.112hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=635&refid=higgins1923
405Long (1918) PUNISHPUNISHPUNISH: Holding the left hand out as if holding imaginary culprit, bring the right "G" hand down as if using a switch on him. (pg 122) PENANCE(in general): Imitate scourging the left elbow.53hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=405&refid=long1918
1130Long (1918) PUNISHPENANCE (in general)PENANCE (in general): Imitate scourging the left elbow.122hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1130&refid=long1918
1114Long (1918) PUNISH~FORGIVEINDULGENCEINDULGENCE: Punishment, forgiven, or with the "P" hand as used for "Purgatory" make a rotary rubbing-out motion on the left palm.121hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1114&refid=long1918
476Michaels (1923) PUNISHPUNISHPUNISH: 1. Go through motion of catching hold of some one's collar. 2. Strike downward under the left hand with the index finger of the right hand. (If to punish in hell): Point downward. (If in a jail): Peep through the crossed fingers held to your eyes. Show sad expression.105hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=476&refid=michaels1923
645Michaels (1923) PUNISHWHIPWHIP: 1. Make motion of catching hold of some imaginary object with the left hand. 2. Strike downward under the left hand with right hand, using the index finger as a whip or rod.136hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=645&refid=michaels1923
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