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communication between individuals, especially the deaf, using a system of signs made with the hands and fingers. Called also dactylology.


/sign·ing/ (sīn´ing) dactylology; use of a system of hand movements for communication.


The use of sign language to communicate.

Patient discussion about signing

Q. What Are The Signs of Dehydration? How can you tell if someone is dehydrated? Are there specific signs or symptoms that may help notice?

A. 2 that I really notice when I am.... When you first stand up you feel dizzy, yet when you lay down you feel fine. My eyes sink back into their sockets.

Q. What Are the Signs of Depression? I have a friend who's been very sad lately and I think she is suffering from serious depression. What are signs of depression?

A. Signs of depression are varied. usually someone who is depressed becomes withdrawn and does not want to mix with friends or go places.
They can be aggressive, angry, suffer from a persecution complex, have difficulty sleeping, binge eat and be prone to crying very easily.

Q. how do know the signs of a parcel sholder septeration i can not raise the left sholder ove my head just part way with out being in pain

A. i'm not sure what is parcel shoulder ( partial maybe..?), but if you are looking for an answer to the pain in your shoulder, here is a diagram that will lead you through several possibilities to the pain:

good luck and keep us informed!!:)

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The whole day was spent in discussing, negotiating, signing or cancelling contracts; and the two overworked managers went to bed early, without so much as casting a glance at Box Five to see whether M.
asked the marquis, signing toward the unknown woman.
Upon these my conductors seated themselves, signing for me to do likewise.
It is impossible," said Maximilian, "that the signing of a contract should occupy so long a time without unexpected interruptions.
In a dogged way he repelled them, signing to them to go on and leave him alone.
These are merely the rough copies," he explained: "and, as soon as I have put in the final corrections--" making a great commotion among the different parchments, "--a semi-colon or two that I have accidentally omitted--" here he darted about, pen in hand, from one part of the scroll to another, spreading sheets of blotting-paper over his corrections, "all will be ready for signing.
At the sight of him the women broke into loud lamentations, for they looked upon the signing of a will as the signing of a death warrant.
Please look after the boy' - signing his name and regimental number in full.
said Kotuko, laughing and signing to the dogs, who thrust their cold muzzles into the girl's face.
Upon the inside of each of these I had to scrawl a few lines on any subject which occurred to me as sufficiently mysterious -- signing all the epistles Tom Dobson, or Bobby Tompkins, or anything in that way.
I have jotted down the form here, if you would not mind signing it.
Welland hastened to add, "your great- grandfather's money difficulties were private--losses at cards, or signing a note for somebody--I never quite knew, because Mamma would never speak of it.