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Synonyms for grail

the object of any prolonged endeavor

(legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper

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According to the story, the castle is the final resting place for the Holy Grail, the cup that Christ drank from at the Last Supper, and there is a tunnel all the way down to the abbey below.
Researchers expect Grail to return a plethora of data, but that information won't be a guide to manned lunar missions anytime soon.
No-one, that is, apart from the FA, guardians of the grail in the first place.
I never believed the Grail stories but I accept that many other people do.
The rest of my presentation will sketch, with the broadest of broad brushes, a few images of The Grail at work from the 1960s till now.
According to Mathew Riley, CEO and Chief Research Scientist at Grail Engine Technologies, 'By incorporating multiple, high-energy, rapid discharge points in the cylinder, HCCI can be forced allowing combustion to be controlled.
Murphy, however, treats the Grail as a more precise sort of enigma.
In her new book Eternal Chalice: The Enduring Legend of the Holy Grail, Dr Wood says Wales' claims on the ancient relic are far stronger.
Legend has it that the Holy Grail is at this monastery.
As if all that isn't enough, we also have reports that King Arthur has challenged his PMs Sir Robin the Brave and Sir Lancelot the Remarkably Talented with finding the Holy Grail.
John, Brown says, is really Mary Magdalene, and we don't see the chalice Christ used at the Last Supper because the Holy Grail is not a cup.
Like all the thousands of people interested in Grail stories, I just didn't see a niche in the market.
Goering traces the origin of the great grail literature to Romanesque paintings in the Spanish Pyrenees.
99) GET on the grail trail with a tale spanning centuries and haunted by ghosts of the past.
ORGANISERS of a Monty Python festival are going coco-nuts to recreate scenes from the cult Holy Grail movie.