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Globe in orbit (7)


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'orbit' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both body parts as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe there's an association between them I don't understand?

'globe' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'globe' could be 'ball' (synonyms) and 'ball' is located in the answer.
The remaining letters 'eye' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't understand.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'in' is the link.

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(Other definitions for eyeball that I've seen before include "Stare at closely (colloq.)" , "Optic organ" , "" - to - " = in close confrontation" , "something in orbit" , "Confront (_____ to _____)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Globe and Mail.
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