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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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On the next tack to windward the Greek offered to change places with Charley.
And as we laid out on the next tack to wind-ward, I bent a piece of line to a small grappling hook I had seen lying in the bail-hole.
On the 30th day, the rhesus globes with retinal tacks were collected for hematoxylin and eosin staining and immunofluorescence detection to evaluate the inflammation and proliferation caused by retinal tacks.
HUNDREDS of sharp tacks were put on a BMX track used by children over the weekend in a move that has been described as "sabotage".
WHAT YOU'LL NEED * 2 silver tinsel backdrops (grab them at a party store) * 2 curtains * fishing line *pushpins, tacks or gaffer's tape (found at Home Depot) * floor pillows
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.
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.
It is a 6 French (F) multi-loaded catheter that contains several self-expanding tacks. The 6.0mm length permanent implant consists of six pairs of anchors that juxtapose to the tissue of the artery to smooth the arterial lumen.
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.