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PEDIGREE, descents. A succession of degrees from the origin; it is the state of the family as far as regards the relationship of the different members, their births, marriages and deaths; this term is applied to persons or families, who trace their origin or descent.
     2. On account of the difficulty of proving in the ordinary manner by living witnesses, facts which occurred in remote times, hearsay evidence (q.v.) has been admitted to prove a pedigree. 1 Phil. Ev. 186; 1 Stark. Ev. 55; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 383; 2 Supp. to Ves. jr. 110; 8 Com. Dig. 583 1 Pet. 337; 6 Pet., 81; 13 Pet. 209 1 Wheat. 6; 3 Wash. C. C. R. 243; 4 Wash.C.C.R.186; 3Bouv.Inst.n. 3067. Vide Descent; Line.

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Inbreeding pedigreed dogs can lead to disastrous results, Abraham explains, and in general demonstrates a "lack of understanding of the nature of the dog and what it was designed for.
Thus one might interpret the finding of little difference between regularly certified teachers and their more pedigreed peers to show that teacher certification requirements compensate for greater intellect or better overall undergraduate academic preparation.
Instead, they are funded, and in some cases were created, by money flowing from pedigreed "establishment" sources, primarily the large tax-exempt charitable foundations, like the Ford Foundation and others.
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California hope the Global Consciousness Project (managed by its pedigreed director, Roger Nelson of Princeton University) will be able to measure anomalies in the Earth's global consciousness that are caused by the sudden flow of positive energy associated with a synchronized planetary orgasm.
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Unlike a writer for Grove's, you don't have to be a pedigreed scholar to write for Wikipedia.
So fantastic that ranchers have created a bustling market for pedigreed cows and bulls, as well as their sperm, eggs, and embryos.
Here, the pedigreed Vadim Solomakha squired the charismatic Yuan Yuan Tan, whose supernal extension, exotic line, and aristocratic demeanor (which excludes mugging for the groundlings) contributed the requisite authority.
It came after Schlink, in collaboration with geneticist Dr Johan Greeff, of the Western Australian Department of Agriculture, analysed more than 2000 wool samples from pedigreed animals for various wool fibre traits and 'feltball density'.
SOMETIMES LEGACIES LOOM TOO largely dooming pedigreed rock stars to looping repetition and eventual self-parody.