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ANCD

Alaskan Noble Companion Dogs

Regional » Alaska

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ADGW

Alaska Dogs Gone Wild

Regional » Alaska

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IFSA

International Feed Safety Alliance

Governmental » Alliances

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FCA

Feed Chain Alliance

Governmental » Alliances

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GBDFA

Great Big Dogs Fight Animals

Miscellaneous » Animals

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JAFS

Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences

Miscellaneous » Animals

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PDSA

People Dogs and Silly Animals

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DFTA

Dont Feed The Animals

Miscellaneous » Animals

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MID

Mildly Intrigued Dogs

Miscellaneous » Animals

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AAFCO

American Animal Feed Control Organization

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DFTA

Don't Feed The Animals

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DOCO

Dogs Or Cats Okay

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010

LF (Line Feed)

Internet » ASCII Character Codes

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012

FF ( Form Feed)

Internet » ASCII Character Codes

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TAFAA

Transmit Antenna Feed Array Assembly

Computing » Assembly

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KFA

Korea Feed Association

Community » Associations

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FIAAA

Feed Ingredients and Additives Association of Australia

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PGFA

Panhandle Grain and Feed Association

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BFIA

Beijing Feed Industry Association

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CLFMA

Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association

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AAFCO

American Association of Feed Control Officials

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FIAAA

Feed Ingredients and Additives Association of Australia

Regional » Australian

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SEDA

Seeing Eye Dogs Australia

Regional » Australian

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IDF

Interim Data Feed

Medical » British Medicine

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CFTC

Canadian Feed The Children

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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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