Open8@BackHand-PalmDown-S@CenterChesthigh-PalmDown Twist

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


Imitates a mounted globe, the S fist as the globe itself and the open 8 as the mounting brace touching the globe at the north and south poles.


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  • This two-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. Posture the nondominant hand in the “S” handshape in front of the center of the chest, nondominant palm facing down. Posture the dominant hand in the “open 8” handshape with the thumb and middle finger grasping the nondominant hand, dominant palm facing down.
    2. Twist the dominant hand repeatedly along the axis running through the tips of the thumb and the index finger.
    3. Hold the dominant hand still briefly.

Proper noun[edit]

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  1. the Earth


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  1. (literally) globe
  2. geography
  3. planet