Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024


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661Higgins (1923) REVENGEREVENGEREVENGE: Joined thumb and index of both hands striking each other forcibly. (Retaliate) ("Goody" or glad of another's accident or "Serves him right").116hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=661&refid=higgins1923
458Long (1918) REVENGEREVENGE, RETALIATE, PAY ONE BACKREVENGE, RETALIATE, PAY ONE BACK: With thumb and forefingers in pinching position, throw them together so the fingers (closed) strike at the same time the thumbs and forefingers touch. IX,207. Or, 2) More specifically RETALIATION, or TO MAKE RETURN: Hold the "O" hands one behind the other, the fingers of the "O" up; change their relative positions by drawing one down, under and up beyond the other. The sign is frequently made in the air by right hand alone, merely throwing it down with a jerk.57hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=458&refid=long1918
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