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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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The head teacher of Humanities at Rooty Hill High, Thelma Vuki, said it is her ability to connect with students from all backgrounds that makes Ms Selvakumaran unique.
The lads, under Rooty [Joe Root], showed what they are capable of.
"Rooty also helped us massively in terms of us working together on fields and things like that.
"He is one for thinking outside the box, even perhaps more than Rooty.
Rooty (captain Joe Root) has been massive in the dressing room saying'don't worry about making mistakes' and we're just trying to go out with a positive mindset.
"Rooty (captain Joe Root) has been massive in the dressing room saying 'don't worry about making mistakes' and we're just trying to go out with a positive mindset.
"I only found out yesterday during training when Rooty (Joe Root) came to tell me.
"Rooty was like - 'Hang on a minute, I've got some runs to get as well here' when he was marking his guard and they wouldn't shut up.
"When Rooty asked him if he was keen to do it, he jumped at it."
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance toured the Liberty OneSteel mill at Rooty Hill, where steel for the NorthConnex project is being manufactured.