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holy grail

Medtalk A literary way of expressing 'elusive goal'
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Towards the end, the Archdeacon is ready to surrender the Holy Graal to the forces of darkness merely "to save anyone an hour's neuralgia" (184).
2) The first to be published, War in Heaven (1930), relies on Waite's hermetic study for both the inspiration and spelling of its central image: the Holy Graal.
no fabulous imagination excel" ("The Figure of Arthur" 13): the Holy Graal.