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Permanently grounded Australian flier (3)


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This clue could be a double definition.

'permanently grounded australian' is the first definition.
I know that 'australian' relates to this answer.

'flier' is the second definition.
(emu is a kind of birdanimal)

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(Other definitions for emu that I've seen before include "Australian running bird." , "Aussie runner" , "Extinct bird" , "Long-necked bird" , "one offering challenge to Hull?" .)

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