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Bookmarks upside down in Vile Bodies (5)

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obeli

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'bookmarks' is the definition.
I know nothing about this answer so I cannot tell whether it can be defined by this definition.

'upside down in vile bodies' is the wordplay.
'upside down' says the letters should be written backwards.
'in' indicates a hidden word.
'ilebo' can be found hidden inside 'vile bodies'.
'ilebo' reversed gives 'OBELI'.

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for obeli that I've seen before include "Textual indicators", "Signs of death", "Marks on script", "Dagger signs in printing", "Dagger-shaped signs", "signs of publishing", "Dagger signs for footnotes", "They refer to bottom", "signs of doubt" and "daggers drawn".)

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