If this is a gesture, all I can say is, it is a pinwheel; and yet Broun writes only about things he knows about.
Simeon spun around, as he said afterwards, "like a young one's pinwheel."
Then he goes in fast and grabs him by a coupla legs and arms, holds him up in the air, and spins him like a pinwheel.
Then he swung the light in full circles, till it became a pinwheel of flame.
Little by little the movement became faster and faster until they were spinning around like a pinwheel in a brisk breeze.
Persis went through the air like a pinwheel, and those who witnessed the affair gave up her and the horse for dead.
As he stared into the revenuer's insolent face, the earth looked like a pinwheel.
Why, he began turning somersaults so fast that he looked just like a pinwheel going around, or an automobile tire whizzing along.
A pinwheel had exploded, sending a shower of sparks in every direction.
When you light a pinwheel, the wheel whirls around as the powder burns, and the sparks fly off in all directions.