Mimi, did you check the definitions of ancestor and ancestry here at WRF? Ancestry is defined as the "inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline." So I think that replacing "ancestry" with "ancestors" works fine in your sample sentence. "Knowing cold" is part of the ancestry (inherited properties), and the dog's ancestors also had this property of knowing cold.Hello,
Is it right if "ancestry" will be replaced with "ancestors" in this context? Thanks a lot.
"This man didn't know cold. But the dog knew, all its ancestry knew."