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- n. Plural form of captain of industry.
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"By George, there are many of our so-called captains of industry who, if the truth were told, and a shorter and uglier word were not unpermissible, are little better than malefactors of great wealth."
The employers 'associations, that had helped the captains of industry to tear and rend labor, were now torn and rent by their quondam allies.
And, besides, it's such good fun to see how one virtuous man can so disconcert you captains of industry and arbiters of destiny.