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the object of any prolonged endeavor
grail, Holy Grail, Sangraalnoun
(legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Small particles of any kind.
Etymology: from gréle, French.
Hereof this gentle knight unweeting was,
And, lying down upon the sandy grails,
Drank of the stream as clear as crystal glass. Fairy Queen.
The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) was an American lunar science mission in NASA's Discovery Program which used high-quality gravitational field mapping of the Moon to determine its interior structure. The two small spacecraft GRAIL A (Ebb) and GRAIL B (Flow) were launched on 10 September 2011 aboard a single launch vehicle: the most-powerful configuration of a Delta II, the 7920H-10. GRAIL A separated from the rocket about nine minutes after launch, GRAIL B followed about eight minutes later. They arrived at their orbits around the Moon 25 hours apart. The first probe entered orbit on 31 December 2011 and the second followed on 1 January 2012. The two spacecraft impacted the Lunar surface on December 17, 2012.
a book of offices in the Roman Catholic Church; a gradual
a broad, open dish; a chalice; -- only used of the Holy Grail
small particles of earth; gravel
one of the small feathers of a hawk
Etymology: [OF. greel, LL. gradale. See Gradual, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grāl, n. (Spens.) small particles of any kind, as sand. [O. Fr. graile (Fr. grêle), hail—L. gracilis, slender.]
grāl, n. in medieval legend, the Holy Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper. [Orig. the San Greal, 'Holy Dish' (not Sang Real, 'Holy Blood'), in which it is said Joseph of Arimathea collected our Lord's blood; from O. Fr. graal or greal, a flat dish—Low L. gradale, a flat dish, app. a corr. of Low L. cratella, a dim. of crater, a bowl. Diez suggests as the origin a lost cratalis, from cratus, Low L. form of crater.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Grail is ranked #151532 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Grail surname appeared 108 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Grail.
97.2% or 105 total occurrences were White.
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The numerical value of grail in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of grail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of grail in a Sentence
Ultimately desalinization is the Holy Grail.
People may expect extreme precision from these products, structured products are the holy grail in this space.
You can try and re-engineer human skin, but the holy grail of skin substitutes would be to get something as beautiful and perfect as what the human body has already created.
The automotive sector is the holy grail.
The weird thing, the real holy grail here, was what we picked up with this brand-new piece of technology.
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