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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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Prince Harry has reportedly been honoring his wife, Meghan Markle, with his neckties.
Statesman Ties uses the tagline "A Tie That Means Something," because the custom neckties are more than just a fashion statement.
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One innovation in men's regalia that made an appearance on the Canadian Plains in the 1920s and 30s is the beaded collar and necktie set.
I can't tie a necktie any more but, on the other hand, I can remember the whole of a Kleenex tissue advert from 1962.
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