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heath British & World English

An area of open uncultivated land, typically on acid sandy soil, with characteristic vegetation of heather, gorse, and coarse grasses

Heath New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Sir Edward (Richard George) (1916–2005), British prime minister 1970–4

Heath, Sir Edward British & World English

(1916–2005), British Conservative statesman, Prime Minister 1970-4; full name Sir Edward Richard George Heath. He negotiated Britain’s entry into the European Economic Community and faced problems caused by a marked increase in oil prices. Attempts to restrain wage rises led to widespread strikes and he lost a general election after a second national coal strike

sea heath British & World English

A small woody creeping plant of European salt marshes, bearing a superficial resemblance to heather

tree heath British & World English

A white-flowered shrub or tree of the heather family, with woody nodules that are used to make briar pipes. It is native to southern Europe and parts of Africa

Heath Robinson British & World English

Ingeniously or ridiculously over-complicated in design or construction

Robinson, Heath British & World English

(1872–1944), English cartoonist and illustrator; full name William Heath Robinson. He lampooned the machine age by inventing absurdly complicated ‘Heath Robinson contraptions’ to perform elementary or ridiculous actions

small heath in heath British & World English

A small light brown and orange European butterfly which typically has eyespots on the wings, the caterpillar feeding on grasses

assassin bug British & World English

A long-legged predatory or bloodsucking bug which occurs chiefly in the tropics and feeds mainly on other arthropods. Some of those that bite humans can transmit microorganisms such as that causing Chagas' disease

Heath Robinson in Heath Robinson British & World English

Ingeniously or ridiculously over-complicated in design or construction

spotted orchid British & World English

A common Eurasian orchid with spotted leaves and flowers varying from purple to white, with darker markings on the lip

heath spotted orchid in spotted orchid British & World English

A common Eurasian orchid with spotted leaves and flowers varying from purple to white, with darker markings on the lip

William Heath Robinson in Robinson, Heath British & World English

(1872–1944), English cartoonist and illustrator; full name William Heath Robinson. He lampooned the machine age by inventing absurdly complicated ‘Heath Robinson contraptions’ to perform elementary or ridiculous actions

Sir Edward Richard George Heath in Heath, Sir Edward British & World English

(1916–2005), British Conservative statesman, Prime Minister 1970-4; full name Sir Edward Richard George Heath. He negotiated Britain’s entry into the European Economic Community and faced problems caused by a marked increase in oil prices. Attempts to restrain wage rises led to widespread strikes and he lost a general election after a second national coal strike


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