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Figure lacking a horse (5)


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'horse' is the definition.
(I know that mount is a type of horse)

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(Other definitions for mount that I've seen before include "Steed" , "put on launch" , "hill" , "Get on - horse" , "- - Sinai" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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