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Rube' Gold'berg

1. having a fantastically complicated, improvised appearance: a Rube Goldberg arrangement of flasks and test tubes.
2. deviously complex and impractical: a Rube Goldberg scheme for reducing taxes. Also,Goldbergian,Rube' Goldberg'ian.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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