Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 1, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
56Higgins (1923) WEIGH-SCALEBALANCEBALANCE: Thumb and index of both hands joined, fingers pointing outward, and palm towards palm, hands moved up and down alternately as if they were scale pans. (Sentence) (Judge) (Weigh).14hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=56&refid=higgins1923
513Long (1918) WEIGH-SCALEWEIGH (1)WEIGH: Hold the two "F" hands out breast high, as if balancing them and then raise and lower them alternately as if they were the balances of a pair of scales. 62hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=513&refid=long1918
1011Long (1918) WEIGH-SCALEIF, WHETHERIF, WHETHER: Bring the "F" hands up in front and balance them up and down like the pans of a pair of scales. XXII,395.110hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1011&refid=long1918
252Long (1918) WEIGH-SCALE~DECIDEDECIDE, DETERMINE, RENDER JUDGMENT, MAKE UP ONE'S MINDDECIDE, DETERMINE, RENDER JUDGMENT, MAKE UP ONE'S MIND, etc.: After balancing hands as in preceding sign (JUDGE, WEIGH A THING, CONSIDER), bring them to an abrupt stop exactly opposite. Or touch forehead with forefingers, then bring the extended "O" hands down quickly, opposite and on the same level.39hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=252&refid=long1918
327Michaels (1923) WEIGH-SCALEJUDGEJUDGE: 1. Put the tip of the index fingers and thumbs of each hand together. 2. Hold the hands before you and move them up and down one after the other several times.78hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=327&refid=michaels1923
329Michaels (1923) WEIGH-SCALE~DECIDEJUSTJUST: 1. Sign Judge and bring the hands to a sudden pause.79hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=329&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
138Fox (1915) WEIGH-SCALEN/ANOW 1P-IX-PL BIND~MIX IN ONE(rf) LARGE WAR BETWEEN 1P-POSS-PL PEOPLE FOR WEIGH-SCALE PROVE OR THAT(2h) NATION OR(rf) OTHER(rf)~ANY NATION SO-AS SHAPE(rc) SO-AS cl:CC(set-aside,-to-rt) CAN LONG CONTINUE 15hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=138