ironhearted

ironhearted

(ˌaɪənˈhɑːtɪd)
adj
hardhearted or callous
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Moreover, the railroad trust manages its investments with a corporate insight that bespeaks superior powers of coordination and intelligence characteristic of a colossal organic creature, the eponymous octopus, "the ironhearted monster of steal and steam," giving birth to a whole "family of cyclops" (278).
Moreover, the entire network of railways is described as a "leviathan with tentacles of steel clutching into the soil, the soulless force, the ironhearted power, the monster, the colossus, the octopus" (41) that is also endowed with a "colossal intellect" in the person of the sinister Shelgrim, who coordinates everything (78).
But behind "tentacles of steel" and ironhearted monsters, the poet Presley discovers in the person of Shelgrim not a "terrible man of blood and iron," but rather a "sentimentalist and an art critic" (404).