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Book chapter

Детские вежливые жесты и их отображение в русской литературе XIX-XX вв.: жест «шаркнуть ногой»

С. 202-212.
Переверзева С. И.

The article describes the Russian gesture “to scrape one’s foot” presented in the literature of the period from the 19th up to the beginning of the 20th century. We regard some peculiarities of its performance; we also characterize the gesturer and the addressee, the typical contexts and standard nominations of this gesture. We pay special attention to the imperative phrase Scrape you foot! which bears strong associations with a bowing child.