Then they filed back to the farm buildings

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enkidu68

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turkish
Hi folks, this is cited from Animal Farm by Orwell
Does "filed back" contain running, or only walking in a line?

Then they filed back to the farm buildings and halted in silence outside the door of the farmhouse. That was theirs too, but they were frightened to go inside. After a moment, however, Snowball and Napoleon butted the door open with their shoulders and the animals entered in single file, walking with the utmost care for fear of disturbing anything.
 
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