Knight of industry

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Knight of industry See Chevalier d'industrie, under Chevalier.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Knight of industry a footpad, thief, or sharper
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cniht Ger. and Dut. knecht, Dan. knegt.

Usage

In literature:

Our hero, being a professed enemy to all knights of industry, could not bear to see them cheat in public with such insolent audacity.
"The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I" by Tobias Smollett
There is a variety of shapes in which we the knights of industry make our appearance in London.
"The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Complete" by Tobias Smollett
Leithcourt had undoubtedly taken him unawares, but knights of industry never betray each other.
"The Czar's Spy" by William Le Queux
KNIGHT'S CYCLOPAEDIA OF THE INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
But to a Knight of Industry, as he knew the Count to be, a certain thousand pounds would be a great temptation.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
The summer resorts of Europe prove the happy hunting-ground for the knights of industry.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
Appleby has been, and is yet, a knight-errant of industry.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
But nowadays Monte Carlo attracts the knight of industry and the systematic gambler.
"The Temptress" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

The knights of industry the sons of toil,
Trouble thy waters in the eager strife
To win success and wealth, the glittering spoil
For which men daily peril more than life
"Baptism In Lake Aluumette" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

British designer and senior vice president of industrial design at Apple Jonathan Ive becomes a Knight Commander of the British Empire.
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