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FCDF

Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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WFS

Wire Feed Speed

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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FCDF

Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation

Miscellaneous » Foundations

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SEF

Short Edge Feed

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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BTFD

Brain Training For Dogs

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CCLF

Claims and Claim Line Feed

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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FNN

Feed and Nutrition Network

Miscellaneous » Food & Nutrition

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SFM

Social Feed Manager

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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LNBF

Low Noise Block Feed

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PFIF

Project Feed It Forward

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AFH

Auger Feed Hopper

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BFIA

Beijing Feed Industry Association

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IFE

International Feed Expo

International

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FIT

Feed in Tariff

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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FD

Feed

Governmental » NASA

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NFN

Need to Feed the Need

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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LFC

Line Feed Character

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DSAR

Dogs Search And Rescue

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FIDO

Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations

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THSD

Texas Hearing and Service Dogs

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AFS

Analyzer Feed System

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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DOF

Direct Oil Feed

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FUEL

Feed the University Enrich Lives

Academic & Science » Universities

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SASD

Sibes And Sled Dogs

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DLF

Direct Line Feed

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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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