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ADDO

A Dogs Day Out

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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ASD

Action for Singapore Dogs

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AFL

Actuator Feed Limit

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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ADAPT

Adoptable Dogs After Prisoner Training

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ADGW

Alaska Dogs Gone Wild

Regional » Alaska

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ADGW

Alaska Dogs Gone Wild

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ANCD

Alaskan Noble Companion Dogs

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ADGTH

All Dogs Go To Heaven

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AAFCO

American Animal Feed Control Organization

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AAFCO

American Association of Feed Control Officials

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AFIA

American Feed Industry Association

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AFIA

American Feed Industry Association

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AFIA

American Feed Industry Association

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AFIA

American Feed Industry Association

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AOF

Analyze Or Feed

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AFS

Analyzer Feed System

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AFSS

Animal Feed Safety System

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ADAI

Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence

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ADI

Assistance Dogs International

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ADIAF

Assistance Dogs International Accredited Facility

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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ADW

Assistance Dogs of the West

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AAFCO

Association of American Feed Control Officials

Miscellaneous » Food & Nutrition

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AAFCO

Association of American Feed Control Officials

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AAFCO

Association of American Feed Control Officials

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AAFCO

Association of American Feed Control Officials

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What does feed dogs mean?

Feed dogs
Feed dogs are the critical component of a "drop feed" sewing machine. A set of feed dogs typically resembles two or three short, thin metal bars, crosscut with diagonal teeth, which move back and forth in slots in a sewing machine's needle plate. Their purpose is to pull the fabric through the machine, in discrete steps, in-between stitches. This arrangement is called "drop feed" in reference to the way the dogs drop below the needle plate when returning for the next stroke. Allen B. Wilson invented it during the time period 1850 to 1854, while also developing the rotary hook. Wilson called it a "four-motion feed", in reference to the four movements the dogs perform during one full stitch: up into the fabric, back to pull the fabric along to the next stitch, down out of the fabric and below the needle plate, and then forward to return to the starting position. Virtually all drop-feed sewing machines can vary their stitch length; this is typically controlled by a lever or dial on the front of the machine. They are usually also capable of pulling the fabric backwards, to form a backstitch.

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