The American Antiquarian by Stephen Denison PeetThe American Antiquarian by Stephen Denison Peet

The American Antiquarian

byStephen Denison Peet

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... 89. Hard. Open the left hand, and strike against it several times with the right (with the backs of the fingers). 90. Soft. Make gesture No. 89, then strike on the opposite side so as to indicate the reunion. 91. Hard, Excessively. Sign No. 89, then place the left index finger upon the right shoulder, at the same time extend and raise the right arm high, extending the index-finger upward, perpendicularly. 92. Repeat, (a thing,) often. Extend the left arm, also the in dex-finger, and with the latter strike the arm at regular.intervals from front backward several times. 93. Heard, I have. Open wide the thumb and index-finger of the right hand, place them over the ear, and in this position move them quickly past the chin and nose. 94. Listen. Place the open thumb and index-finger over the right ear, and move them hither and thither. 95. Run. Lay both hands flat, palm downward, and pass the right rapidly high and far over the left, so that the body is somewhat raised. 96. Slow. Extend the left arm, curving the forefinger and holding it still. The right arm does the same but is drawn back with several short and circular movements. 97. Fat. Raise the left arm with fist closed back outward, grasp the arm with the right hand, and rub downward thereoa. 98. Lean. Hold the flattened hands toward one another before the breast, separate them moving all the fingers several times inward and outward toward and from the breast. 99. Sick. Hold the hands as just stated, toward one another, bring them, held stiff, in front of the breast, and move them forward and backward from and to the same. 100. Head. Hold the left hand flat over the face, back outward, and pass with the similarly held right hand below the former, gently striking or touching it. WAMPUM...
Title:The American AntiquarianFormat:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217063659

ISBN - 13:9780217063654