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NFO

National Feed Organization

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NFML

National Feed Mill Limited

Business » Companies & Firms

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FF

Feed Forward

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RTFH

Run to Feed The Hungry

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XFU

Xenon Feed Unit

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FOLO

Feed Our Loved Ones

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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JAFS

Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences

Miscellaneous » Animals

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JAFS

Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences

Miscellaneous » Journals

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JAFS

Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences

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CRLF

Carriage Return and Line Feed

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SDVA

Service Dogs For Victims Of Assault

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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JLAD

Joys of Living Assistance Dogs

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TBSD

True Blue Service Dogs

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GATD

Gone are the Dogs

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TDAA

Teacup Dogs Agility Association

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YNF

Your News Feed

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FGAI

Feed Grain and Allied Industry

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BFPT

Boiler Feed Pump Turbines

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LVTD

Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs

Medical » Therapy

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DOOW

Dogs of Our World

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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LVTD

Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs

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FBMU

Feed Block Manufacturing Units

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GDAB

Guide Dogs Association of the Blind

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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DCVR

Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral

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DCVR

Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral

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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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