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ROOT. That part of a tree or plant under ground from which it draws most of its nourishment from the earth.
     2. When the roots of a tree planted in one man's land extend into that of another, this circumstance does not give the latter any right to the tree, though such is the doctrine of the civil law; Dig. 41, 1, 7, 13; but such person has a right to cut off the roots up to his line. Rolle's R. 394, vide Tree.
     3. In a figurative sense, the term root is used to signify the person from whom one or more others are descended. Vide Descent; Per stirpes.

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30, its participation in the promotion - including the 65-cent root beer float offer - will end at that time.
SMIRNOFF Spiced Root Beer and Dark Roasted Espresso are available nationwide at local retailers where SMIRNOFF Blue is sold in 50mL, 375mL, 750mL, 1L and 1.
We want to give people a great start to their summer and a little economic relief by treating America to one of their favorite sweets, the A&W Root Beer Float," said Ben Butler, President, A&W Restaurants.
The Dr Pepper, 7UP and A&W Root Beer sauces and marinades are created using only the finest ingredients with a hint of the fun, fresh soda flavors consumers crave," said Clifford Bolen, CEO of Vita Food Products, Inc.
In addition, the Company has acquired the top selling root beer line in natural foods, the Virgil's Root Beer product line and the top selling cola line in natural foods, the China Cola product line.
A&W Root Beer will be visible on all of FLW Outdoors' freshwater tournament trails this year, including the new Wal-Mart FLW Series.
This summer, A&W Root Beer asked Americans to describe a moment they would like to share in a getaway home with family and friends.
No ordinary "diet" drink, Thomas Kemper Low Calorie Root Beer tastes much bigger than its tiny little calories, thanks to SPLENDA[R] Brand Sweetener and a kiss of creamy Pacific Northwest honey.
Just in time for the Fourth of July, A&W Root Beer celebrates all-American cooking by offering consumers recipes submitted by the governors of all 50 states, organized alphabetically from Alabama to Wyoming in The A&W American Recipe Collection.
SONIC Drive-Ins Nationwide Are Serving Free Root Beer Floats between 8 P.
A&W Root Beer is teaming up with Jim Belushi, star of ABC's television show According to Jim, to offer consumers the opportunity to bid on eBay for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The company's gourmet soda line includes Henry Weinhard's Root Beer, Henry Weinhard's Vanilla Cream, Henry Weinhard's Orange Cream and Henry Weinhard's Black Cherry Cream.