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TIE. When two persons receive an equal number of votes at an election, there is said to be a tie.
     2. In that case neither is elected. When the votes are given on any question to be decided by a deliberative assembly, and there is a tie, the question is lost. Vide Majority.

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Instead of tying the front and back of the walls together with metal ties, as we do in cavity walls, the bricklayers used a complex layout of bricks to interlock the two faces.
Explaining the operational mechanism of this technology, Dr Asma said that the self-ligating aspect eliminates the need for elastic or metal ties.
Post-show, interactive displays show how to tie down a roof using metal ties or deal with other natural hazards, such as hail or flood.