Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: SNAKE

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
716Higgins (1923) SNAKESNAKESNAKE: Elevated left prone hand, and right index passed leftward under the left hand in large loops.126hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=716&refid=higgins1923
856Long (1918) SNAKESNAKESNAKE: Holding the right "V" hand down at the side, fingers pointing forward, extend the hand along in a zig-zag way to indicate the motion of the snake crawling. Or, indicate the same motion with the right "3" hand, with the thumb pointing up. Or, (2) With the right elbow resting in palm of left hand, make a coil sign with the right "G" hand forward.94hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=856&refid=long1918
535Michaels (1923) SNAKESNAKESNAKE: 1. Put the back of the index and middle fingers to the mouth. 2. Draw the fingers in and extend them quickly as a snake does its fanged tongue. 3. Move the index finger in a rapid and zigzag way forward. 4. Have a frightened expression.115hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=535&refid=michaels1923
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