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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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This is also another beautiful way of tying your scarf and looking really elegant.
Technical or technological tying occurs when the tied product is physically integrated into the tying product such that it is impossible to purchase the latter without the former.
Tying arrangements, or tie-ins, exist when a firm refuses to sell a desired product (the tying product) unless the consumer agrees to purchase another product (the tied product) as well.
Wilhelmy recommends using a "quick-lock" when tying a bale manually.
Concerns were expressed over eroding credit quality, taxpayers who would have to bail out failing banks and the general evils of tying arrangements.
You will find that other fly tying tools are required as you continue to tie your own flies, but these will get you started.
For many women, tying scarves proves to be a pain in the neck.
Jagjit Singh Taul, despite being physically challenged has taken upon himself, the mission to overcome this handicap by teaching turban tying to the young.
Skip Morris is a respected and prolific fly tying expert who has written more than two hundred articles over a span of eighteen years.
Render says it's important to leave some time between actually making the bale and tying it.
Cincinnati, OH, June 29, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Nail Gun Depot now offers a full line of Max re-bar tying tools.
The powerful hydraulic cylinders that do the compressing get a lot of the attention when recyclers shop for balers, but they should also make sure the wire tying system they buy is the right one for them, manufacturers say.