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Drifts round, hemmed in by sheep (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

roams

Here is my best explanation:

'drifts' is the definition.

('roam' can be a synonym of 'drift')

'round hemmed in by sheep' is the subsidiary indication.

'round' becomes 'o'.

'hemmed in by' is an insertion indicator.

'sheep' becomes 'rams' (I have seen 'Male sheep ' mean 'rams' so perhaps 'sheep' could also mean 'rams').

'o' placed within 'rams' is 'roams'.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for roams that I've seen before include "Wanders about, rambles", "wanders about aimlessly" and "Is traveller".)

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