from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as gradual, 2.


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  • For a missal the monk was to make a similar movement with a sign of the cross; for the gospels the sign of the cross on the forehead; for an antiphon or book of responses he was to strike the thumb and little finger of the other hand together; for a book of offices or gradale to make the sign of a cross and kiss the fingers; for

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

  • The term "grail" comes from the Latin gradale, which meant a dish.

    American Chronicle


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