Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 24, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
806Higgins (1923) pn:AMERICAUNITED STATESUNITED STATES: Fingers of both hands interlocked or dovetailed, palms inward, moved right-up-left-down, or moved left-up-right-down.141hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=806&refid=higgins1923
935Long (1918) pn:AMERICAAMERICA, THE UNIONAMERICA, signifying THE UNION: With palms toward self, lock the ends of the fingers of the "5" hands so they are crossed, one above the other (like rails on a fence), and drawing the hands toward the left, swing them around the front in a semi-circle to the right side. XX,364. Or, (2) With the right "A" hand, thumb up, describe a circle on the back of the left hand.103hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=935&refid=long1918
26Michaels (1923) pn:AMERICAAMERICAAMERICA: 1. Close the fingers in the right palm, with the thumb resting on the index finger. 2. Move the hand in a broad circular manner before you. 24hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=26&refid=michaels1923
205Michaels (1923) pn:AMERICAFENCEFENCE: 1. (farm fence): Entwine the fingers and move them in a circle before you.57hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=205&refid=michaels1923
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