tie iron

wall tie

wall ties
In masonry, a type of anchor (usually a metal strip) used to secure facing to a backup wall or to connect the two withes of a cavity wall; mortared into joints during setting. Also see butterfly wall tie, cavity wall tie, veneer wall tie.
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The coat and tie iron clad rule in the Bush Oval Office has fallen by the wayside.
A flower arranger makes his final touches, while a female employee sporting a fetching bow tie irons the crisp white table cloths on each table.