Thanks for the clarification. Was about to employ some literary license and go fuel the chainsaw.
Sometimes fools just need a good snarking, sooo . . .
Said the Queer: “Highly intelligent, we are the natural aristocrats of the human race, and steely-minded aristocrats never settle for less.”
Perhaps, given the amatory behavior of the author of that line, “steely-butted” would have been more accurate.