Definition of High sign
1. Noun. A silent signal of warning or recognition. "She started to speak but he gave her the high sign"
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Literary usage of High sign
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association, Richard Rogers Bowker, Charles Ammi Cutter (1908)
"... motions" is a sound maxim : and from the high sign of a brotherhood to the humble wag of an affectionate dog's tail the mute appeal has been effective. ..."
2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1915)
"Do I have to give the high sign and the grand salaam?" "Never mind that!" laughed Corinne. ''Hurry up and tell us about this wonderful thing you know. ..."
3. The American Historical Record by Benson John Lossing (1872)
"On the top of the high sign post was placed the stuffed skin of a Catamount, from which came the name of the house, though in its early days it was, ..."
4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"Lundy high, Sign of dry; Lundy plain, Sign of rain. Mist vrom the say Bring'th vore a dry day; Mist vrom the 'ills Bring'th waiter to the mills. ..."
5. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1912)
"The Emperor's word is great, his gift is therefore sure, But needs, for proper force, his written signature : The high sign-manual fails. ..."
6. High School English by Abram Royer Brubacher, Dorothy Ermina Snyder (1919)
"... and when ten hits and seven runs were chalked up against him Joe Kelley gave him the high sign to flee in the seventh stanza. ..."
7. The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1921)
"... wherefore Your Reverend Electoral Grace 27 Novembris 1762 granted the accompanying decree graciously bearing your own high sign manual sub Litt. ..."