One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Press one's hands together with the fingers interlaced.‘he lay on his back with his hands clasped behind his head’
- ‘She straightened and nodded, clasping her hands together behind her back.’
- ‘Elizabeth clasped her hands together behind her back and walked in a full circle around the buggy, looking it up and down from all angles before she answered.’
- ‘Dapper in grey pinstripes, the only one of those assembled sporting anything like a tan, he clasps his hands together.’
- ‘The principal clasped his hands together; he sat behind a mahogany desk in a swivel chair.’
- ‘David clasped his hands together and smiled piously.’
- ‘Then he clasped his hands together and continued.’
- ‘He got down beside me, clasping his hands together behind his neck.’
- ‘She shifted her weight back and forth clasping her hands together behind her back.’
- ‘Eventually we were saved by Bill, who walked in and clasped his hands together, in readiness for his announcement.’
- ‘She clasped her hands together under her chin and leaned forward through the rising steam of her coffee.’
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