Heath Robinson


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Heath Robinson

(of a mechanical device) absurdly complicated in design and having a simple function
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The Share-a-Not, full of brilliant colour, fantastic characters and eccentric engineering in the Heath Robinson style, is the tale of a selfish, shaggy blue monster who greedily sets out to steal every pet rock in existence.
High-lights include two almost-but-not-quite-convincing watercolours, supposedly by Thomas Rowlandson and William Heath Robinson.
Rickety, perhaps even Heath Robinson but it's something to go on.
Shepard and William Heath Robinson appeal to many people because of their imaginatively visual storytelling.
By all accounts those early broadcasts were complete Heath Robinson affairs; with an office being commandeered after work to double as a studio complete with a grand piano to play for dancing.
His Heath Robinson contraption is at odds with some of the gleaming creations the other 29 competitors from nine different nations have hauled out to Battle Mountain in Nevada.
But these robust bi-planes, nick-named "Stringbags" because of their Heath Robinson looks, proved their worth endlessly throughout the conflict.
then it's raining' Heath Robinson affairs of yesteryear, these days the weather forecast is usually right.
It features book illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Heath Robinson and Walter Crane and by the Pre-Raphaelite artists Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones.
The cheese-o-matic machine is a contraption worthy of Heath Robinson.
It may be a little Heath Robinson, but this nifty gizmo really works; hang it up in the sun (assuming there is some) and after about an hour you get a warm shower.
Gilbert, Agatha Christie and Brain Stoker and included some of the finest illustrations created by William Heath Robinson.