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FMNR

Feed Me Now Radio

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FFE

Feed Forward Equalizer

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FDDA

Flying Disc Dogs of Austin

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DOCO

Dogs Or Cats Okay

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FOH

Feed our Homeless

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CSFD

Companion School For Dogs

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CSFD

Companion School For Dogs

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FTTN

Feed Telstra The NBN

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MDKB

My Dogs Killed Batman

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DROOL

Dogs Rely On Our Love

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BHBD

Big Heart for Big Dogs

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FTF

Feed The Family

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FTF

Feed the Future

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DDTW

Dead Dogs Tin Whistles

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FOSD

Friends of the Shelter Dogs

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GCF

Genium Consolidated Feed

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MFP

Main Feed Pump

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CF

The Coude Feed

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FL

Feed Line

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VFD

Veterinary Feed Directive

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TGD

Three Grimmy Dogs

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FMFM

Feed the Multitude Food Ministrys

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DDIHC

Dogs Die In Hot Cars

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IFIC

International Feed-In Cooperation

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LFCR

Line Feed & Carriage Return

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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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