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Seat covered in paper chains (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

perch

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Here is my best explanation:

'seat' is the definition.
(perch is a kind of seat)

'covered in paper chains' is the wordplay.
'covered in' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue.
'PERCH' can be found hidden inside 'paper chains'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for perch that I've seen before include "Fish (with birds on!)", "Roosting place", "Imperial measure for a fish", "Fish and imperial measure", "rest of the bird?", "The rod", "Rod, pole or - -", "A fish; alighting place", "Old measure and bird's resting place" and "Freshwater fish - roost".)

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