Indian file


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Indian file


Indian file adv.

Indian file

n
another term for single file

sin′gle file′


n.
1. a line of persons or things arranged one behind the other.
adv.
2. in such a line: to walk single file.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Indian file - a line of persons or things ranged one behind the otherIndian file - a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
snake dance - a group advancing in a single-file serpentine path
column - a line of units following one after another
line - a formation of people or things one behind another; "the line stretched clear around the corner"; "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"
References in classic literature ?
So they entered the yard in Indian file, like a tramp and his wife.
Between the two ran the irregular track, so narrow in places that they had to travel in Indian file, and so rough that only practised riders could have traversed it at all.
Mark Walsh partners Finish In Style for owner JP McManus, who is also represented by Heck Thomas, one of two runners for Noel Meade, and the Christy Roche-trained Indian File.
On the final day of the championships, Oman bagged medals in Indian file and team lance competitions of Asian as well as the international championships.
IN INDIAN FILE Willowbank's Keelan Loughran leads the line as Bloomfield's David Arnott closes in
India, however, failed to win any medal in the showpiece event of the day -- Indian file -- where pegs are kept in a line and the four riders have to pierce it in a sequence.
A large portion of the race was run in Indian File behind Tidarbret, but in the last couple of furlongs odds on favourite Areej threw down the gauntlet and mounted her challenge.
In the latest Indian file on the Mumbai killings, handed over to Pakistani Secretary for Foreign Affairs Salman Bashir during his recent visit to Delhi, the Indians also demanded strict action against Hafiz Saeed and his extradition to India with 34 others on Delhis wanted list.
And an engineer and his wife of Neath Abbey, claim to have seen the ghosts of dozens of Cistercian monks walking, Indian file, through the walls of their home and out again.
We wrapped up all the stuff together in crude bundles, and tied them to the poles, setting off in Indian file through the bracken.

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