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GRAIL

Graphical Input Language.

A flow chart language entered on a graphics tablet. The graphical follow-on to JOSS.

["The GRAIL Language and Operations", T.O. Ellis et al, RM-6001-ARPA, RAND, Sept 1969].

grail

its pursuit is central theme of some Arthurian romances. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
See: Quest
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The Grail has brought the estate some much-needed attention, and, I imagine, a certain amount of financial relief.
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