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masonry ties, 1
metal ties, 1
1. Any unit of material which connects two parts, as masonry to masonry. Also see wall tie.
2. A framing member which sustains only a tensile load; a member in tension to prevent spreading.
3. In surveying, a connection from a point of known position to a point whose position is desired.
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This enables inspection to concentrate on specific pack areas and ignore others (such as seals or metal ties).
Besides presumably cleaning out the gunk, Fagan says American mechanics are "taking extra steps to ensure that the seats do not dislodge from the track." That includes installing industrial-strength metal ties as a backup, airline spokeswoman Courtney Wallace said.
11:40 a.m.: Chace and Berlin streets, metal ties stolen from fence.
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.