Name: Sam Zell Age: 71 pedigree: Legendary real estate investor, known for jumping into distressed situations.
As the author himself once said, “If I had to choose one of my books to live and not the others, I would never choose pedigree.”
For once, the focus was on Russert's work, not his pedigree.
His Ivy League pedigree, cool rationality, and youth set him apart.
Still, the pedigree of the filmmakers makes this movie's inclusion at least comprehensible.
Before the war they had been able to live up to their pedigree.
And where may any pedigree of the Osborne family, previous to Edward, be seen?
Many acres are also devoted to the production of pedigree stock seed, from which the seeds we offer are grown.
And there isn't a human being here with a pedigree as long as his.
In the list of their pedigree, Vetta or Witta is always represented as the grandfather of the Teutonic brothers.
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.
pedigree ped·i·gree (pěd'ĭ-grē')
An ancestral line of descent, especially as diagrammed on a chart, to show ancestral history and to analyze Mendelian inheritance of certain traits including familial diseases.