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I remember such a one in Picardy, with a name as long as a Gascon's pedigree.

Otherwise why the pedigree, why the rigid castes, the isolation of women?

They boast of their master's pedigree and descent, as if they were related to him.

On his father's side a pedigree of three generations can be traced.

He had too profound a respect for his own pedigree to lay his sins at his great-grandfather's door.

Why, not even so much, for there IS a Herschell in my pedigree.

Shouldn't wonder if there'd been some class and pedigree to him sometime.'

If pedigree would do it, O'Shea may call himself first favorite!

"Perhaps I can shorten the pedigree," said Haggerstone, tartly.

Graves (James) on pedigree of Richard earl of Chepstow, 126.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "genealogical table or chart," from Anglo-French pe de gru, a variant of Old French pied de gru "foot of a crane," from Latin pedem accusative of pes "foot" (see foot (n.)) + gruem (nominative grus) "crane," cognate with Greek geranos, Old English cran; see crane (n.)).

On old manuscripts, "descent" was indicated by a forked sign resembling the branching lines of a genealogical chart; the sign also happened to look like a bird's footprint. Form influenced in Middle English by association with degree. Meaning "ancestral line" is mid-15c.; of animals, c.1600. Related: Pedigreed.

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