Indian file


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Indian file


Indian file adv.
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Indian file

n
another term for single file
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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]
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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"
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They followed their leader singly, and in that well-known order which has obtained the distinguishing appellation of "Indian file." Unlike other men engaged in the spirit-stirring business of war, they stole from their camp unostentatiously and unobserved resembling a band of gliding specters, more than warriors seeking the bubble reputation by deeds of desperate daring.
In long Indian file, as when herons take wing, the white birds were now all flying towards Ahab's boat; and when within a few yards began fluttering over the water there, wheeling round and round, with joyous, expectant cries.
I used to admire the ripple marks on the sandy bottom, at the north end of this pond, made firm and hard to the feet of the wader by the pressure of the water, and the rushes which grew in Indian file, in waving lines, corresponding to these marks, rank behind rank, as if the waves had planted them.
So they entered the yard in Indian file, like a tramp and his wife.
The dancing consisted in their running either sideways or in Indian file into an open space, and stamping the ground with great force as they marched together.
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.
The next two days will have sword and lemon, lance and ring and the Indian File on the final day on Sunday.
He remembered that the ring "was packed and the Birmingham Mob went into Tattersall's in Indian file. Their leader had a shooter and when they went into the ring looking for the Italian mob everyone dispersed and ran for cover as soon as they saw the shooter."
In the beginners chase, Indian File can improve on a respectable fourth to Alisier D'Irlande over this course and distance last month.
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.
[6] The epidermis shows the presence of nevomelanocytes, which, however, may be seen to the mid and the deep dermis as well in the form of sheets, nests, cords giving the characteristic 'Indian file' appearance.

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