I'd like to know if anyone can elaborate the sentence below (from the Red Headed League by Conan Doyle), specifically the characters movement?
He made a sweeping bow to the three of us and walked quietly off in the custody of the detective.
Is this "sweeping bow" just a courteous bow where you lower your head very low (almost as if bending over)? Or does this indicate specific movements quintessential in western customs that I don't know? Like..
1 Turning over your hat 2 Pulling one of your legs back 3 Raising your hand and putting it down (or putting before your chest) 4 (Or even) Making your leg in a circular movement (sweeping) on a floor?
I couldn't look it up or google it up. What kind of bow it is? Thank you.