This structure is
similar to the entry above and was used as a chemical sign by Dalton
at the beginning of the nineteenth century to denote lime. It has also been used to represent
gold in trading
contexts, and it is an astronomical sign for planetary
nebula, i.e. a
cloud of gases and dust around a sun.
In Britain the sign is a boy-scout sign meaning I have gone home. It is said to be engraved on the gravestone in Kenya of Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting.
My sources for the French hobo or gypsy sign system give two almost opposing meanings for : Here live very generous people and here live greedy people, but it is easy to steal from them. In the Swedish hobo sign system means here they give you food and money.
In the Japanese treatise Art of Warfare, stands for dwelling place or camp.