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FFWF

Fermented Food Waste Feed

Miscellaneous » Food & Nutrition

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FF ( Form Feed)

Internet » ASCII Character Codes

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FBF

File Binary Feed

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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FLED

Finding Lost and Escaped Dogs

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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FTFD

Flea and Tick wormer For Dogs

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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FDDA

Flying Disc Dogs of Austin

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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FFGI

Food and Feed Grain Institute

Miscellaneous » Food & Nutrition

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FFGI

Food and Feed Grain Institute

Governmental » Institutes

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FFGI

Food and Feed Grains Institute

Miscellaneous » Food & Nutrition

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FFGI

Food and Feed Grains Institute

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FAD

For All Dogs

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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FYFB

For Your Feed Back

Computing » Texting

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FF

Force Feed

Medical » Prescription

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FF

Form Feed

Computing » General Computing

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FSD

Freedom Service Dogs

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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FFB

Frequency Feed Back

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FCDF

Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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FCDF

Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation

Miscellaneous » Foundations

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FIDO

Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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FOSD

Friends of the Shelter Dogs

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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FORD

Funny Old Red Dogs

Academic & Science » Universities

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GHD

Galactic Hot Dogs

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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GBFS

General Bikeshare Feed Specification

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GTFS

General Transit Feed Specification

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GTFS

General Transit Feed Specifications

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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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