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Lines of people or their vehicles

caravan

noun

a group of people and vehicles travelling together, especially in a desert

chain

noun

a group of people that form a line

column

noun

a long line of people or vehicles moving together

cordon

noun

a line of people, especially police officers or soldiers, that stops other people from going somewhere

crocodile

noun

a group of children walking in pairs in a line

file

noun

a line of people walking or standing behind each other

flow

noun

the continuous movement of a line of vehicles or people

line

noun

a row of people or things

line

noun

a queue of people waiting for something

phalanx

noun

a group of people or things standing or placed close together

procession

noun

used about people or vehicles that are moving in a line

queue

noun

a line of people waiting for something in a shop or similar place. The usual American word is line

single file

noun

a line of people or things in which one is directly behind the other

train

noun

a line of people, animals, or vehicles that move slowly together

single file

adverb

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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decrepit

old and no longer in good condition

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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