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the Indian sign

A curse or spell placed upon a person that causes persistent misfortune or a loss of volition. (Potentially offensive due to the politically incorrect reference to Native Americans.) With my business crumbling, my wife having left me, and now this car accident, it feels like I've got the Indian sign on me. Be careful of a woman like that, son—she'll hang the Indian sign on you.
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As we aimed at providing both learning and messaging as a feature in our application, the first module comprises of a tutorial to learn various basic signs in Indian sign language(ISL) which is used to initiate communication between the hearing impaired and the normal people.
There will be an Executive Council consisting of a Chairperson and nine Members, some Ex-officio and others, as experts from National Level Organizations of the Deaf/Universities/Academic Institutions and independent experts in Indian Sign Language (ISL).
WATFORD hit back to see off Ipswich and extend their Indian sign over the longsuffering Tractor Boys.
Divided into four parts, analysts discuss the differences in discourse within American Sign Language, British Sign Language, and American Indian Sign Language.
BORO resume their Carling Cup quest next week against a side Tony Mowbray seems to have the Indian sign over.
In Division One AFC Breckside kept up the indian sign on Sefton Earls with goals from Liam Sidwell and Jay Felton giving them a 2-1 win and BRNESC had John Parle netting but The King Harry, with John Gandy and Chris Allen on target, took the points 2-1.
The Robins have had the Indian sign over the Panthers this season and are going in search of their fourth consecutive victory.
Caley have never beaten the SPL champions in the league but Charlie Christie's side seemto hold an Indian sign over Celtic in the Cup.
Digital documentation of more than 60 of the world's threatened languages is now under way, including Native American languages such as Washo, Navajo, Comanche, Apache, and Plains Indian sign language.
The Tykes proved they have the Indian sign on Bath, having beaten them in the Powergen Cup final in May, with a precious victory to follow up their first Premiership win against Northampton last weekend.
This paper describes the use of Keresan Pueblo Indian Sign Language (KPISL) in one small, Keresan-speaking pueblo in central New Mexico, where 15 out of 650 tribal members have severe to profound hearing loss (twice the national average).
However, the home side who until now had the Indian sign on County on their own pitch, were unable to find an equaliser.
Coventry maintained their 2001 Indian sign over Wolverhampton by completing a sixth derby win out of six against the Black Country men at Brandon last night.
Cavalry, a unit composed entirely of Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indians (1892); he then commanded the military prison at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, during the detention of Geronimo's followers (1894-1897); attached to the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution (1897), where his duties included translations of Indian sign language (1897-1898); after the outbreak of war with Spain (April 1898), he was assigned to I Corps as the assistant adjutant general of both the 2d and 3d Divisions (1898); he was assigned to the Department of Havana, in Cuba, as the adjutant general (1899); was then assigned to the Division (later Department) of Cuba (May 1900); appointed military governor of the Sulu Archipelago in the Philippines (1903); was appointed the superintendent of the U.
Regionally American Sign Language (ASL), French Sign Language (LSF), German Sign Language (GSL), Indian Sign Language (ISL), British Sign Language (BSL) etc.
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