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TFI

Top Feed Injectors

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FLAWS

Feed Lights Air Water and Sanitation

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FFLP

Feed Forward Low Pressure

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FNB

Feed Northern Baits

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FTB

Feed The Birds

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FART

Feed Affect Relegate and Terminate

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NFO

Network Feed Organization

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FMLO

Feed Milk Log Ordinance

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FTPC

Feed The Poor Campaign

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KFUI

Kiln Feed Uniformity Index

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AIF

ATLAS Intelligence Feed

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CFP

Cracked Feed Protection

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FYI

Feed Your Instinct

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BF

Bottom Feed

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FMLI

Feed My Lambs International

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FFY

Feed Facility of the Year

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FGAI

Feed Grain and Allied Industry

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FPY

Feed Per Year

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BFPT

Boiler Feed Pump Turbines

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FFIF

Feed Fish Inclusion Factor

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UFAS

Universal Feed Assurance Scheme

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DNFTT

Do not feed the trolls

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BFFM

Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle

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FTH

Feed the Hunger

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GTFS

Google Transit Feed Specification

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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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