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DC

Dogs and Cats

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ADDO

A Dogs Day Out

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FFGP

Federal Feed Grain Program

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NDSD

Northwest Disaster Search Dogs

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OMDF

OTC Montage Data Feed

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GBFS

General Bikeshare Feed Specification

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DODR

Dogs on Death Row

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TBSD

Tampa Bay Strong Dogs

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DADD

Dads Against Dangerous Dogs

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AIF

ATLAS Intelligence Feed

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FTH

Feed the Hunger

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FEED

Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development

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LGD

Livestock Guarding Dogs

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MDRD

Mason Dixon Rescue Dogs

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FCS

Feed Center Services

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TRIF

Tulsa Road Information Feed

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AOF

Analyze Or Feed

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RPF

Reverse Power Feed

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GAFTA

Grain And Feed Trade Association

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SQF

Specialized Quote Feed

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FTCP

Feed the Children Philippines

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HDCB

Hot Dogs and Cold Beer

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SDCH

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home

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VFI

Voluntary Feed Intake

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FANN

Feed A Needy Neighbor

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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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