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pedigree
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
the line of ancestors of an animal

or more rarely:

the line of ancestors for a person; or general background of a person such as experience and education; or any background such as that of an idea
  • In the family existence of these Pyncheons, for instance,—forgive me Phoebe, but I cannot think of you as one of them,—in their brief New England pedigree, there has been time enough to infect them all with one kind of lunacy or another.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (92% in)
  • Let us behold, in poor Hepzibah, the immemorial, lady—two hundred years old, on this side of the water, and thrice as many on the other,—with her antique portraits, pedigrees, coats of arms, records and traditions, and her claim, as joint heiress, to that princely territory at the eastward, no longer a wilderness, but a populous fertility,—born, too, in Pyncheon Street, under the Pyncheon Elm, and in the Pyncheon House, where she has spent all her days,—reduced.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (72% in)
  • It must have been in reference to this outrage that Chanticleer, the next day, accompanied by the bereaved mother of the egg, took his post in front of Phoebe and Clifford, and delivered himself of a harangue that might have proved as long as his own pedigree, but for a fit of merriment on Phoebe's part.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (64% in)

There are no more uses of "pedigree" in The House of the Seven Gables.

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