arms reversed

arms reversed

visual symbol of grieving. [Heraldry: Jobes, 128]
See: Grief
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First along the dusty road came the infantry in ranks, bareheaded and with arms reversed.
Their heads bowed and arms reversed, motionless for a long time.
Soldiers standing on the church steps lowered their guns in a Rest on the Arms Reversed ceremony.