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YNF

Your News Feed

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WNNF

World News Network Feed

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IRF

Interrupted Return Feed

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DF

Dual Feed

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EMRD

Emergency Medical Response Dogs

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DOW

Dogs Of War

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LF

Line Feed

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FTA

Feed Tray Assembly

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NOCRLF

No Carriage Return/Line Feed

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BOD

Blower of Dogs

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FAST

Feed A Songwriter Today

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TDD

The Dogs Dead

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DMBC

Dogs Must Be Carried

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FDW

Feed Da Wolves

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FL

Feed Line

Governmental » NASA

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SFD

Stream FeeD

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SCFS

Standard Cubic Feed per Second

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SFWE(M)

Static Feed Water Electrolysis (Module)

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FD

Feed

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MFD

Main FeeD

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ORD

Only Real Dogs

Miscellaneous » Names and Nicknames

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GDB

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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GDA

Guide Dogs of America

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GDOA

Guide Dogs of America

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FMFM

Feed the Multitude Food Ministrys

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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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