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It may hold together broken china (5)


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'it may hold together' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'broken china' is the wordplay.
'broken' is an anagram indicator.
'china' anagrammed gives 'CHAIN'.

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(Other definitions for chain that I've seen before include "Paper decoration" , "series of shops" , "trading group" , "string" , "Rope of metal links" .)

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