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It carries waste when describing tight trousers (9)


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This clue could be a double definition.

'it carries waste when' is the first definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'tight trousers' is the second definition.
The definition and answer can be both man-made objects as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'describing' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for drainpipe that I've seen before include "Sort of bags" , "water-carrier" , "Waste outlet" , "sort of trouser" , "Waste water carrier" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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