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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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Within its line of products designed particularly for flatbed truck tie down scenarios, DC Cargo Mall carries a wide assortment of tarps; winch straps, tracks, and bars; hooks and chain binders; and other shipping materials.
I recommend that you make sure to have a clipboard and paper, tape recorder, or PDA to take notes and tie down the variables.
* Bungee cords are commonly used to tie down loads in vehicles.
We get complacent on some simple things "because it has been done like this for years, and it doesn't violate tech data." It may have been more inconvenient to remove the tie down straps only on what was being immediately downloaded, but it would have been much safer.
Parylene is also used to tie down substrate particulates and add lubricity to substrates.
The Frenchman tops the Rugby Park gaffer's list of players he wants to tie down.
"At one point they supplied the Department of Defense with 87 percent of all available 89-foot chain tie down cars in the inventory to support the warfighter."
Meanwhile, Wilson hopes to tie down Brazilian centre-half Emerson on a new deal.
He says the center tie down helps achieve higher shipping density, allowing more units per load.
Joseph was seemingly unaware of the new initiative and admitted: "I did tell my girl to tie down Bunderburg's tongue, but then I thought better of it and left it off.