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YAFI

Yet Another Feed Importer

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FANN

Feed A Needy Neighbor

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FMSC

Feed My

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FFD

Feed Forward Driving

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OCDF

OBI Continuous Data Feed

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FTND

Feed The Need In Durham

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GTFS

General Transit Feed Specifications

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FTND

Feed the Need Durham

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HDFW

Highcharts Data Feed for Weewx

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HFC

High Feed Cutting

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XFU

Xenon Feed Unit

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EBF

Exclusively Breast Feed

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FTFN

Feed the Future North

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SFRB

Scavenging Feed Resource Base

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FOLO

Feed Our Loved Ones

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CGF

Corn Gluten Feed

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SFW

Seed Feed Wastage

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FYFA

Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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FCR

Feed Conversion Ratio

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FBF

File Binary Feed

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CRLF

Carriage Return and Line Feed

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FCR

Feed Conversion Rate

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AFL

Actuator Feed Limit

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FRA

Feed Responsibility Assurance

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FMB

Feed My Butt

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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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