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Hide from huge bird with two tails coming in low (7)


I believe the answer is:


'hide' is the definition.
(as in Morocco leather)

'huge bird with two tails coming in low' is the wordplay.
'huge bird' becomes 'roc' (mythical giant bird).
'with two tails coming' becomes 'c' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'in' indicates putting letters inside.
'low' becomes 'moo' (both can mean to make the noise of a cow).
'rocc' put within 'moo' is 'MOROCCO'.

'from' is the link.

(Other definitions for morocco that I've seen before include "Book's covering, perhaps" , "Arab state" , "state of Africa" , "Country in North Africa" , "in which literature may be bound to sell" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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