Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

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Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
808Higgins (1923) VAINVAINVAIN: Fingers of both "V" hands, palm towards face and fingers pointing towards sides of face, moved up and down. (Vanity).142hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=808&refid=higgins1923
149Long (1918) VAINVAINVAIN: Bring both "V" hands in front of and slightly above the shoulders, one on each side; the ends of the fingers pointing a little back; bend the fingers simultaneously so that they point directly over the shoulders; then straighten, making the motions alternately. IV,73.28hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=149&refid=long1918
614Michaels (1923) VAINVAINVAIN: 1. Hold both hands with the index and middle fingers extended and parted up near the side of the head, palms facing backward. 2. Move the index and middle fingers back and forward two or three times. 3. Have a vain or proud expression.129hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=614&refid=michaels1923
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