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JAFS

Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences

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ROFLASTD

Slang for "Rolling on floor laughing and scaring the dog (or dogs)

Miscellaneous » Slang

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FYFB

For Your Feed Back

Computing » Texting

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CRLF

Carriage Return Line Feed

Computing » Software

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LFCR

Line Feed & Carriage Return

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CRLF

Carriage-Return, Line-Feed

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WLDO

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Sports

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FET

Feed Enhancement Technology

Computing » Technology

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CRLF

Carriage-Return, Line-Feed

Computing » Telecom

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BORSCHT

Battery feed, Overvoltage protection, Ringing, Signaling, Coding, Hybrid, and Testing

Computing » Telecom

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LVTD

Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs

Medical » Therapy

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ATD

Alliance of Therapy Dogs

Medical » Therapy

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GTFS

General Transit Feed Specification

Governmental » Transportation

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FD

Feed Directory

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AOF

Analyze Or Feed

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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RPF

Reverse Power Feed

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SQF

Specialized Quote Feed

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FF

Feed Forward

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CF

The Coude Feed

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FTCP

Feed the Children Philippines

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SAFF

Self Adjusting Feed Forward

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NAFPP

National Animal Feed Ports Panel

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RTFH

Run to Feed The Hungry

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VFI

Voluntary Feed Intake

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FYB

Feed Your Brain

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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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