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Old jailers ignoring last of warden's failures (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

turkeys

'failures' is the definition.
(turkey is a kind of failure)

I cannot understand how the rest of the clue works.

(Other definitions for turkeys that I've seen before include "Birds with fan-shaped tails", "The birds for cranberry sauce, or theatre flops", "Movie flops", "Theatre flops or Christmas birds".)

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