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Indian file

1. noun A line one person or one thing in width; single file. (Possibly deprecatory due to the politically incorrect reference to Native Americans.) An Indian file of geese—such an unusual flight pattern for the bird—crossed overhead as we traversed the field.
2. adverb In such a line. The students lined up and walked Indian file into the auditorium.
See also: file, Indian

(in) single/Indian ˈfile

in a line, one person after another: The whole class walked along behind the teacher in single file.When American Indians walked in a group, each person walked in the footsteps of the person in front so that they could not be counted by the enemy.
See also: file, Indian, single
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The quartet raced in indian file until the final two furlongs but it was from thereon that Ted Durcan unleashed the 8-13 shot and he quickly asserted and went on to put two and three-quarter lengths between himself and the rallying Meeriss.
Held up last as the five runners raced in Indian file, Multidimensional needed some firm pushing from well over two furlongs out, but only the two taps as he closed right up by the furlong marker and went by Oracle West close home.
Kinane was paying his first visit to Newmarket this spring when taking the leg up on leading 2,000 Guineas fancy Rob Roy, who followed up Santa Fe with Zalongo behind him in Indian file.
The big field helped - they went in Indian file at Haydock last time and that was no good.
In the closing stages, the field is shown head-on as they are strung out in Indian file in the straight.
His Doncaster race last time was a non-event as far as he was concerned - they raced in Indian file and didn't go much of a gallop.
It is no coincidence that Mickelson, the orginal no-brainer on the US Tour who insists on playing macho golf even on fairways where players almost have to walk in Indian file, is the biggest earner at Castle Pines with two victories and two second places in the nine years since they moved the goalposts and decided the winner over four rounds.
Indian file fairways like he did at St Andrews a few years back, while Scott Hoch is only here to please his sponsor - he hates this event with a passion - and Rocco Mediate didn't want to come because of a loss of form and had to be persuaded by his coach.
The colt, Indian File, successful in three of his seven races this year for Khalid Abdullah, sustained fractures to a leg and a deep cut and was put down.
Indian File, a three-year-old son of Indian Ridge, was successful this year at Bath, Haydock and Newmarket and was on a BHB rating of 92.
Gosden also declared Sheikh Mohammed's Sydenham, who was beaten half a length by Indian File in a Bath maiden last week.
RICHARD HUGHES is not leading jockey at the course for nothing, and followers of the in-form Irishman were on good terms with themselves after he landed a double with victories aboard Bramble and Indian File, writes Andrew King.
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