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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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having to decisions, you a bit an the Rooty, (one England and Jo"By playing it a bit more low-key, his (Root's) message will grow and get clearer and stronger as he goes Alastair Cook
It's great for someone like me to also learn from guys like Cooky and Rooty, and they've been great for me so far.
I thought the way Sanga played yesterday was a masterclass in batting, and I thought Rooty hit the same level as that.
Stage one meals, created for babies aged four months plus, include Purely Apple & Pear Puree; Purely Apple Blueberry & Apricot Puree; Purely Mango & Apple Puree; Purely Peach & Pear Puree; Purely Apple & Prune Puree; Eat Your Green Veg Mix; Really Rooty Veg Mix; Creamy Porridge; and Creamy Porridge Goes Bananas.
Yeah, hooked another one to Rooty," he joked, reviving memories of his now infamous altercation with England's baby-faced opener in an Australia-themed bar after a Champions Trophy match.
Spiced Rooty Veg--with Beans, Chickpeas, Chilli and Herbs.
There are lots of different stages to appeal to all types of rider, including a gnarly, rooty singletrack stage and a flat out and drifty stage.
They insisted indignantly that being invited to dinner with the Prime Minister in Rooty Hill had nothing to do with any political agenda.
PANCAKES AT HOME HAVE BECOME A LOT MORE DELICIOUS now that International House of Pancakes has teamed with Sorbee International to introduce the IHOP at HOME line of syrups, available in Original, Lite, Sugar Free, and the signature Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity Strawberry and Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity Blueberry flavors.
lead you to expect, Ratcliffe still lives in Brixton where he and Buxton launched club night Rooty which originally put them on the map.
Western Sydney Wound Interest Group 29 Aug, the Hall, Our Lady of Consolation Aged Care Facility, 32 Evans Rd, Rooty Hill Contact: Jill Sparks, 8887 4484, 0414 192 691, Jill_Sparks@wsahs.
DineEquity, Inc (NYSE: DIN), a US-based company that owns Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, has announced that IHOP Restaurants brand has announced a Super Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity limited time offer at its participating restaurants.