Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 2, 2024

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Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
801Higgins (1923) UGLYUGLYUGLY: Both indices before the face, right pointing leftward, and left pointing rightward; both hands pulled to sides and indices bent as they cross the face. (Sometimes only one hand is used). (Homely).141hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=801&refid=higgins1923
653Long (1918) UGLYUGLY, HOMELYUGLY, HOMELY: Crook the forefingers of the "G" hands and bring them up in front of the face so that the fingers are directly at the end of the nose and the fingers barely crossed (but not locked); draw the hands apart toward the sides. XIII,262. Or, (2) Place the "A" hands, or the closed "O" hands, one at either cheek, but not touching them, as in pinching or grasping something between the forefinger and thumb; push one hand up and the other down, repeating the motion several times, the hands going up and down alternately as if distorting the face.76hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=653&refid=long1918
602Michaels (1923) FOOLUGLYUGLY: 1. Have a pouting face. 2. Move the hooked index fingers of both hands up and down alternately along the cheeks. 3. Pass one hooked index finger over the nose. See awkward.127hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=602&refid=michaels1923
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