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Bone from female bird, rook (5)


I believe the answer is:


'bone' is the definition.
(I know that femur is a bone)

'female bird rook' is the wordplay.
'female' becomes 'f' (common abbreviation).
'bird' becomes 'emu' (emu is a type of bird).
'rook' becomes 'R' (chess abbreviation).

'from' is the link.

(Other definitions for femur that I've seen before include "Thigh bone" , "Thighbone" , "Longest bone in the human body" , "Large bone" , "Part of leg" .)

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