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I can be single;
I can grind you down;
I can hold many words;
I can mean up-and-down.

What am I?

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I can be single

single file - a line arranged one behind another

I can grind you down

file - a tool for grinding

I can hold many words

a file in computing can hold text

I can mean up-and-down

a file in chess is an up-and-down column

Title: Save me for later

file me away, say in a cabinet.

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