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Insect given clouts when flying around (6)


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'insect' is the definition.
(locust is a kind of insect)

'clouts when flying around' is the wordplay.
'clouts' can be anagrammed to 'LOCUST'.
However, I am unsure how the anagram is indicated.

'given' is the link.

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(Other definitions for locust that I've seen before include "Part of destructive plague" , "Voracious insect in dreaded swarms" , "Migratory crop stripper" , "Swarming, destructive insect" , "Destroyer" .)

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