Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 24, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
766Higgins (1923) TELEGRAPHTELEGRAPHTELEGRAPH: Left index pointing rightward, palm inward, right prone bent index tapped on the base of left index and then goes out along the left index to show the wire and rapidity.135hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=766&refid=higgins1923
289Long (1918) TELEGRAPHTELEGRAM, TELEGRAPHTELEGRAM, TELEGRAPH: Along the edge of the forefinger of "G" hand held in front of you, imitate, with a crooked right forefinger, the action of a sender in a telegraph instrument and "shoot" along. VII,151.42hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=289&refid=long1918
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
233Fay (1913) TELEGRAPH~TELEGRAPHN/ASO-AS 1P-IX TELEGRAPH~TELEGRAPH(-to-lt) TO pn:EMG TELL(-to-lt) TOMORROW MORNING TIME+~SEVEN D-O-M P-E-D-R-O FUTURE COME(-from-rt) VISIT COLLEGE.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=233
223McGregor (1913) TELEGRAPHN/ATELEGRAPH(-to-rt) TRAIN(-to-lt) cl-d:BB(railroad-wheels) ATTRACT PEOPLE NEAR++(ctr-to-rt-to-ctr), EARTH ALL(all_around,exp) SMALL(abrupt,int) SMALL+++24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=223