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Indian File (In)

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One by one. The American Indians, when they go on an expedition, march one by one. The one behind carefully steps in the footprints of the one before, and the last man of the file obliterates the footprints. Thus, neither the track nor the number of invaders can be traced.

“Each man followed his leader in Indian file.”—Captain Burnaby: On Horseback through Asia Minor.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Indenture
Independence
Independence Day (July 4th)
Independents
Index (The)
India Ink or Chinese ink
India Paper
India Proof
Indian Arrowroot
Indian Drug (The)
Indian File (In)
Indian Red
Indian Summer (The)
Indians
Indiarubber
Individualists
Indoors
Induction (Latin, the act of leading in)
Indulgence
Inertia
Inexorable Logic of Facts (The)