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Coat found by two Europeans (6,6)


I believe the answer is:

french polish

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'coat' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are singular nouns.
Maybe there's an association between them I don't understand?

'found by two europeans' is the wordplay.
'two europeans' can mean two replacements for 'european'.
'found by' says to put letters next to each other.
'european' becomes 'French ' (France is in Europe).
'european' becomes 'polish' (Poland is in Europe).
'french' put next to 'polish' is 'FRENCH-POLISH'.

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(Other definitions for french polish that I've seen before include "buff with this" , "Glossy varnish for wood" , "Marie Curie was" , "Varnish for furniture" , "rub - with 15a" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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