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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.
Next, forensic probes revealed the face brick was not anchored back by way of metal ties to the thick inner firebrick walls of the chimney and large gaps had been left between the face brick and fire brick wall that had not been grouted.
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To help keep the straw bales in place while the heavy concrete is placed in its forms, metal ties are run through the bales from the inside to the outside of the walls.