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tack

To add one time period onto another.When parties are in adverse possession of real property, the possession must be uninterrupted and last for 10 to 20 years before the true owner will be prohibited from trying to regain the property.A current possessor can tack his or her time together with the time of prior possessors in order to accumulate the requisite number of years.

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At midnight I went on deck, and to my mate's great surprise put the ship round on the other tack.
We must tack within three arrow flights, or we may find a rock through our timbers.
I fear that we can scarce bide upon this tack," cried Hawtayne; "and yet the other will drive us on the rocks.
ONE cyclist was left with horrific injuries and others reported minor crashes after tacks were allegedly thrown onto the road during the weekend's 15,000-strong Velothon.
A CYCLIST was left with horrific injuries and others reported minor crashes after tacks were alleg-edly thrown on to the road during the weekend's 15,000-strong Velothon.
A MAN who punctured the tyres of 16 police cars by scattering hundreds of tacks outside stations was yesterday ordered to pay almost pounds 2,000 compensation.
Alexander Grosset, 63, was alleged to have scattered carpet tacks that burst the tyres of riders in the Etape Caledonia road race.
To express the concept in simple terms: when boats are approaching a leeward mark on opposite tacks we can say that the inside boat is always entitled to at least mark-room.
Illumitacks Game Recovery and Safety System LED Tacks (www.
MINDLESS vandals are sabotaging a popular cycling route with razor-sharp carpet tacks.
The Tacks said the city promised them that they wouldn't be able to see the sewer plant from their home, nor would it smell, according to the lawsuit.
In this problem, individuals are presented with three objects on a table placed next to a cardboard wall: a candle, a pack of matches and a box of tacks.