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Beast of burden arrived, then left (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

camel

'beast of burden' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'arrived then left' is the wordplay.
'arrived' becomes 'came' (coming is a kind of arriving).
'then' says to put letters next to each other.
'left' becomes 'l' (common abbreviation).
'came'+'l'='CAMEL'

(Other definitions for camel that I've seen before include "Humped animal", "Bearer of burdens", "Humped beast", "Beastly type", "African carrier".)

I've seen this clue in The Times and The Telegraph.
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