Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
699Higgins (1923) SHOEMAKERSHOEMAKINGSHOEMAKING: Both indices pushed along side each other oppositely, like the two needles, bent and drawn to the sides as if pulling the threads.123hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=699&refid=higgins1923
536Long (1918) SHOEMAKERSHOEMAKERSHOEMAKER: Push the ends of the forefingers of "G" hands toward each other as if they were awls forced through a piece of leather; bend the ends of the fingers and draw them away from each other as if they were drawing back the thread. XI,222. Or, (2) Make sign for "shoe," thus: Push right "&" hand into the partly closed left hand, and sign for "maker."64hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=536&refid=long1918
521Michaels (1923) SHOEMAKERSHOEMAKERSHOEMAKER: 1. Sign shoe. 2. Add the sign for "er." i.e. Put the palms to the breast and move them downward.112hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=521&refid=michaels1923
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