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IDD

IED Detector Dogs

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FNUE

feed N use efficiency

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FSA

Feed Safety Assurance

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CPOD

Certified Pre Owned Dogs

Business » Certifications & Diplomas

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CPOD

Certified Pre Owned Dogs

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DDB

Dogs Deserve Better

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TFC

Tal Feed Consumption

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GHD

Galactic Hot Dogs

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VFD

Valuable Fast Dogs

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FTW

Feed The Werewolf

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SIFD

Scent Imprint For Dogs

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AAFCO

American Animal Feed Control Organization

Miscellaneous » Animals

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FTSS

Feed Tube Selector Switch

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DFTA

Don't Feed The Animals

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FCE

Feed Conversion Efficiency

Medical » Veterinary

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CFPR

Certificate of Feed Product Registration

Business » Certifications & Diplomas

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CRLF

Control Return and Line Feed

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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AAFCO

American Association of Feed Control Officials

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FMPC

Feed Materials Production Center

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ADFI

Average Daily Feed Intake

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FCA

Feed Chain Alliance

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GHAD

Guide hearing and assistance dogs

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FIP

Feed In Premium

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GTTD

Gone to the Dogs

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GTTD

Going to the 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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