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Lid used as iron horse's cover (9)


I believe the answer is:


'horse's cover' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'lid used as iron' is the wordplay.
'lid' becomes 'cap' (I've seen this before).
'used' indicates anagramming the letters.
'asiron' is an anagram of 'arison'.

(Other definitions for caparison that I've seen before include "Cover for a horse" , "horse's cover" , "covering for the Shires?" , "sumptuous clothing" , "Decorative covering for a horse" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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