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holy grail

Medtalk A literary way of expressing 'elusive goal'
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Terry Gilliam, one of the Monty Python And The Holy Grail
Some have pointed out that Dan Brown may have got it wrong in book "The Da Vinci Code" and the Holy Grail may be real.
By the time we arrived in the picturesque village of Roslin in southeast Scotland, site of the famous Rosslyn Chapel, a mega energetic vortex and another reputed Holy Grail location, I was still questioning whether the grail existed.
Previous theories, beside the inscription revealing the location of the Holy Grail, have included suggestions that it is a coded love letter, a Biblical verse from Ecclesiastes, and a memorial.
Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln, Holy Blood, Holy Grail (New York: Delacorte, 1982).
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.
Legal action has been brought against Brown and his publisher Random House by authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, a non-fiction book published in 1982.
ORGANISERS of a Monty Python festival are going coco-nuts to recreate scenes from the cult Holy Grail movie.
Not exactly, Flying Circus-philes, despite lyricist and cocomposer Eric Idle's spirited alchemic transfer of Monty Python and the Holy Grail into singing, dancing theater.