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    Question What means 'filing by'?

    Dear Teacher,
    I have read this sentence in the book "Defend Yan'an" translated by Sidney Shapiro:
    From a concealed position above the gorge, Dayong and several of his men watched the enemy filing by.
    What means 'filing by' here?
    Thanks.

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    Re: What means 'filing by'?

    "Filing by" means 'passing by, one by one', also called 'in single file'.
    A 'file' in this sense, is a line of people.

    PS: One says: "What does 'filing by' mean?

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    Re: What means 'filing by'?

    Dear Teacher Raymott ,
    Thank you very much for your good answer!
    Best wishes!
    Gong

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