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FMSC

Feed My

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FFGI

Food and Feed Grain Institute

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FFGI

Food and Feed Grain Institute

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FFGI

Food and Feed Grains Institute

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FFGI

Food and Feed Grains Institute

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GTFS

General Transit Feed Specifications

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FTND

Feed the Need Durham

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HFC

High Feed Cutting

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GHSD

Greater Houston Search Dogs

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FTFN

Feed the Future North

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SFW

Seed Feed Wastage

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DEF

Daily Electronic Feed

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FBF

File Binary Feed

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BOAD

Boss Of All Dogs

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AFL

Actuator Feed Limit

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FRA

Feed Responsibility Assurance

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IFSA

International Feed Safety Alliance

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TFI

Top Feed Injectors

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DDLC

Dogs Den Learning Centre

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GSSD

German Shepherd Search Dogs

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PDSA

People Dogs and Silly Animals

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PDSA

People Dogs and Silly Animals

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FFLP

Feed Forward Low Pressure

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FNB

Feed Northern Baits

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FSD

Freedom Service Dogs

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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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