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Rag rusted away (6)


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'rag' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both acts as well as being singular nouns.
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'rusted away' is the wordplay.
'away' indicates anagramming the letters (letters move away from their original places).
'rusted' anagrammed gives 'DUSTER'.

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(Other definitions for duster that I've seen before include "Cloth for removing surface powder" , "Cloth for cleaning chalk from blackboard" , "yellow cloth" , "cleaner" , "Rusted (anag)" .)

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