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Mark, a seaman, once held sacred (6)


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'once held sacred' is the definition.
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'mark a seaman' is the wordplay.
'mark' becomes 'scar' (mark left by an injury).
'a seaman' becomes 'ab' (short for able seaman).

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(Other definitions for scarab that I've seen before include "Sacred Eygptian beetle" , "Beetle, sacred to the ancient Egyptians" , "Beetle, considered to be divine in ancient Egypt" , "Beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians" , "Dung beetle - ancient Egyptian cut gem" .)

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