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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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Not Your Father's Root Beer brings the classic recipes into modern times.
I told him I knew how to make root beer," Harris said.
For brewing yeast and root beer extract, you'll find the widest selection from home-brow supply stores or by mail order.
While many Minimalist and post-Minimalist artists reveled in the innate beauty of systems, Pindell shows us that even the most abstract-looking design may be tied to a structure of infinite complexity, as it is in astronomy, or social injustice, as it was in the red circles on the bottom of those root beer mugs.
In response to the award, Michael Karaban, Senior Vice President of Marketing for J&J Snack Foods Corp, stated: "The popularity of Barq's Root Beer, combined with the great tasting old fashioned root beer float taste in an easy-to-eat squeeze tube, provides a winner of a new frozen novelty product for consumers.
This innovative product is a combination of frozen Barq's[R] Root Beer swirled together with rich vanilla ice cream.
The Arneson's 1919 Root Beer was developed in 1985, more than 65 years after the start of Prohibition, a time when real sugar was the only beverage sweetener available.
For example, the set {2, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0} indicates that Coca-Cola is available with the high price level (75 cents), Diet Cola is available with the low price level (50 cents), Spring is not available (N/A), Root Beer is available with the low price level (50 cents), Mr.
Flavor renovations have hit root beer, sarsaparilla, ginger beer (nonalcoholic), and more.
The new "Jed's Hard" line will include Root Beer, Orange Cream, and Black Cherry Cream--each flavor inspired by a counterpart in the "Saranac 1888" soft drink line.
The reformulated concentrates will be used in Manzanita Sol nationally and Mug Root Beer in two United States test markets, stated John Poyhonen, president and CEO of Senomyx.