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Strangely, he dreamt that he drank with a dormouse (3,3,6)


I believe the answer is:

the mad hatter

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'he drank with a dormouse' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'strangely he dreamt that' is the wordplay.
'strangely' indicates anagramming the letters.
'hedreamtthat' anagrammed gives 'THE MAD HATTER'.

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(Another definition for the mad hatter that I've seen is " party member".)

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