Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
920Long (1918) pn:ABRAHAMABRAHAMABRAHAM: Holding the left arm against the breast, the hand near the right shoulder, strike the outside of the forearm near the elbow with the right "A" hand.101hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=920&refid=long1918
4Michaels (1923) pn:ABRAHAMABRAHAMABRAHAM: 1. Hold your right hand up about the level of your head. 2. Close the fingers and thumb as if clinching a knife. 3. Bring the hand down and outward, as if to stab someone. 4. Quickly seize the right forearm near the wrist with the left hand to prevent the stabbing.19hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=4&refid=michaels1923
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