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Poach small duck (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

steal

Here is my best explanation:

'poach' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'small duck' is the subsidiary indication.

'small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).

'duck' becomes 'teal' (teal is a kind of duck).

's'+'teal'='steal'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for steal that I've seen before include "Take illegally", "Take unlawfully", "Nick", "Shoplift", "Illegally take", "Lift - pocket", "Appropriate", "Take without permission", "Make off with" and "Pinch".)

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