from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, one of the small pieces of cord fastened to a hammock, and used sometimes to secure it in a roll instead of a hammock-lashing.


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  • "With tie-tie vine my mother's people conquered the Golden West!"

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • Bele gouging with his own mouth of a fighting leopard had got a strand of the tie-tie in his mouth and snapped it.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • Down from the heights of the trees where the red-headed monkeys ran there came a length of tie-tie vine, soft and supple, strong as copper wire.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • October 24, 2008 at 6:10 am aaaawwww. hims so tie-tie dat even wen him fallen off teh couch, him still kept hims position!

    Damn u imaginary kwiksandz! - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • April 23, 2008 at 11:36 am yawn a more Roman way fer teh tie-tie kittehs ov teh Vatican

    sah nac i ?regrubzeehc - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Speaking of which, you KNOW there's NO WAY I'm gonna be able to sleep that night (unless I'm really tie-tie), so everyone send me questions to ask the dead or those "in limbo."

    haloaskew Diary Entry

  • The meal, when beaten up, is used for thickening broths, and rolled up into bolsters about a foot long and two inches in diameter, and then wrapped in plantain leaves, and tied round with tie-tie and boiled, or more properly speaking steamed, for a lot of the rolls are arranged in a brass skillet.

    Travels in West Africa

  • The tops of the leaves are then tied together with fine tie-tie, and the bundle, without any saucepan of any kind, stood on the glowing embers, the cook taking care there is no flame.

    Travels in West Africa

  • The native doctor got a piece — a very nice piece — of bamboo, drove it in through the muscles and integuments from the wrist to the elbow, then encased the limb in plantain leaves, and bound it round, tightly and neatly, needless to say with tie-tie.

    Travels in West Africa

  • The walls are built by planting double and parallel rows of posts, the material being either bamboo or the mid-rib of a wine-giving palm (Raphia vinifera); to these uprights horizontal slats of cane are neatly lashed by means of the never-failing “tie-tie,” bast-slips, runners, or llianas.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo


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