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single file

a line of things or people, one person or one thing wide. (See also in single file.) Please get into single file. You have to march single file.
See also: file, single
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By order, our comrade means whether they go in promiscuous droves, like a swarm that is following its queen-bee, or in single file, as you often see the buffaloes trailing each other through a prairie.
Out in the street she liked to think herself one of the workers who, at this hour, take their way in rapid single file along all the broad pavements of the city, with their heads slightly lowered, as if all their effort were to follow each other as closely as might be; so that Mary used to figure to herself a straight rabbit-run worn by their unswerving feet upon the pavement.
Whoever comes here has to walk single file between those two rocks, in fair range of your pistols, boys, d'ye see?
And so " Mowgli thought hard, with his fingers playing round the haft of the skinning-knife, while Buldeo and the charcoal-burners went off very valiantly in single file.
Pointing in the direction he wished to proceed, Hawkeye advanced, the band breaking off in single files, and following so accurately in his footsteps, as to leave it, if we except Heyward and David, the trail of but a single man.
The men arrived around 9 am, moving in a single file and lined up tight against the metal fence guarding the main entrance of the Parliament, alongside the police cordon located behind the fence.
But it will advise that horse riders should "never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends", although it will not be a legal requirement and does not compel riders to keep to single file.
There are NAS solutions that support a single file system while others aggregate multiple file systems.
A fiat-file database is a single file that contains a complete database table.
3D in communicating data is due to the ability to include 2D drawings and other Microsoft Office file formats in a single file and email it easily around the world.
MultiCurve, another enhancement, can save a view of several data curves in one single file.
To light up the footpaths leading to the entrances of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, nine Geo illuminated bollards have been positioned in single file.
The device simultaneously transfers a row of bottles off the single file delivery conveyor and onto the mat-top cooler chain while allowing a subsequent row of bottles to form across the front of the cooler.
It also features DviT (digital vision touch) technology and lets teachers access, control, or write over computer applications and save notes to a single file.
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