Australian salute

Australian salute

n
informal Austral a movement of the hand and arm made to brush flies away from one's face
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The Australian Queen, Elizabeth II, was giving the time-honoured Australian salute, that reflex flick of the hand that begins with the first flies of summer--and she shouldn't have been.
After a year of brushing from their faces the flies of Perth (a gesture known as the West Australian salute), they got into the car and drove east, ending up five days later in Adelaide, where he found work in a machine
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