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send a signal by waving a flag or a light according to a certain code

signal by or as if by a flag or light waved according to a code

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Every good millenarian knows that before heaven breaks loose, all hell breaks loose: when one gestures toward this world's evils, the blood-red comets or motorized agriculture or murder, one in part shows propitious harbingers Since this gesture invites laypersons' misunderstanding, prophets may well prefer a flick of the eye to whistling and wigwagging.
One veteran lobbyist was legendary (before he went to prison) for the way he would stand in the back of committee rooms, wigwagging hand signals like a third base coach to indicate to the committee chairman which bills should be killed or voted out, which amendments accepted, and so forth.
A mechanical aid minimizes string-releasing mistakes, which in turn helps cancel the wigwagging tendencies of an arrow rest placed behind the bow handle.