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  • proper n. An artifact in Christian mythology, being the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper and in which some of his blood was caught during the crucifixion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See Grail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper

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Examples

  • The Democrats are expected to increase their lead in the Senate in November, but their Holy Grail is the 60 votes needed to stop future Republican filibusters like those which have blocked a good part of the majority's legislation in this session of Congress.

    Sandy Goodman: Here's What Happens To Biden's Senate Seat If He Becomes VP

  • Now the Holy Grail was the blessed dish from which Our Lord had eaten the Last Supper, and it had been brought to the land of

    Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion

  • Tomorrow, however, the Holy Grail is the prize position of the winner of the NHL 2009 Entry Draft lottery - John Tavares.

    MVN

  • Today, however, the Holy Grail is the prize position of the winner of the NHL 2009 Entry Draft lottery - John Tavares.

    MVN

  • But staking a claim to the right street (Fifth Avenue is the Holy Grail) isn't enough to qualify for greatness.

    The World's Richest Man's New Mansion

  • This is the Holy Grail of product design -- to combine good design features along with great adoptibility.

    Gil Laroya: The Apple iPad...an iConcession?

  • In short, they impart the Holy Grail sought by every winemaker in the south of France freshness.

    Roussillon: One to Watch

  • But are any of these frantic formula-seekers (who could give history's Holy Grail seekers a run for their money) on the right path?

    Seeing Stars in Hollywood and New York

  • Also a huge fan of his Holy Grail murals in the Boston Public Library.

    Metropolitan Museum of Illustration

  • Mr. HOCK: We searched and searched, that was our Holy Grail, to find this footage, and finally we found one of the old players on the team who had basically taken the film cans from the coach's office before he graduated and had held onto it for 30 years and had it in his closet.

    The Football Star We Never Knew

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