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FMSC

Feed My Starving Children

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DFDA

Dogs For Disabled Americans

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SEGD

SouthEastern Guide Dogs

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SEGD

SouthEastern Guide Dogs, Incorporated

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SGD

SouthEastern Guide Dogs, Incorporated

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WAGS

Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs, Inc.

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SGDI

SouthEastern Guide Dogs, Incorporated

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SDA

Service Dogs for America

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GDAF

Guide Dogs of America Foundation

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GPADF

Great Plains Assistance Dogs Foundation

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READ

Reading Education Assistance Dogs

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TDI

Therapy Dogs International

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GDFB

Guide Dogs for the Blind

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SOSD

Save Our Street Dogs

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ADIAF

Assistance Dogs International Accredited Facility

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GDAB

Guide Dogs Association of the Blind

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FTC

Feed The Children

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SDFA

Service Dogs For America

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GPD

Great Plains Dogs

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GPAD

Great Plains Assistance Dogs

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GPADFI

Great Plains Assistance Dogs Foundation, Inc.

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FMHC

Feed My Hungry Children

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FLED

Finding Lost and Escaped Dogs

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FOAD

Feed Our Adorable Dolphins

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CEFAC

The Clothe, Educate and Feed a Child

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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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