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Like some heavenly objects in Taurus, mostly coming in close (7)


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'like some heavenly objects in' is the definition.
Both the definition and answer are adjectives. Maybe they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'taurus mostly coming in close' is the wordplay.
'taurus' becomes 'bull' (I've seen this before).
'mostly' means to remove the last letter.
'coming in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'close' becomes 'near' (similar in meaning).
'bull' with its final letter taken off is 'bul'.
'bul' placed inside 'near' is 'NEBULAR'.

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(Other definitions for nebular that I've seen before include "Like a cloud (in space)" , "Misty" , "Catch fire" , "Like dust that could be stellar" , "relating to some stars" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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