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- another term for grail (sense 1)
- ‘But who can tell of the songs of the angels far above the high dome of Montsalvat, what time the knights of the Sangrail are met in holy conclave to celebrate their love-feast?’
Late Middle English: from Old French saint graal ‘Holy Grail’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.