from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of conversing by motions or signs made with the hands or fingers; sign-language; dactylology. See deaf-mute.


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  • "He is a mute, though he speaks to Lady Zelandra with hand-language."

    Conan and the Emerald Lotus

  • When we get close enough together, we'll use the hand-language.

    Skylark Three

  • He then talked briefly to Dunark in the hand-language, and handed the end of the line to Sitar, who held it while the two men explored the fragments of the strange vessel, gathering up various things of interest as they came upon them.

    Skylark Three

  • "I'm glad you're here," Kero said, with a nod to the stranger, and a quick hand-sign Elspeth recognized as being the Skybolts 'hand-language for "all clear.

    Widows and Orphans


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