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DLF

Direct Line Feed

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FFGP

Federal Feed Grain Program

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SELFIE

Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine

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FNUE

feed N use efficiency

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FSA

Feed Safety Assurance

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TFC

Tal Feed Consumption

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OFN

Operation Feed the Nation

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NFB

No Feed Back

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LTFC

Lean Tissue Feed Conversion

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FTW

Feed The Werewolf

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EPF

Enterprise Partner Feed

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FTSS

Feed Tube Selector Switch

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CRLF

Control Return and Line Feed

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FPT

Feed Per Tooth

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OMDF

OTC Montage Data Feed

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FMPC

Feed Materials Production Center

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GBFS

General Bikeshare Feed Specification

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FTGB

Feed the Beast

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ADFI

Average Daily Feed Intake

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ADF

Automatic Document Feed

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FIP

Feed In Premium

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NFO

National Feed Organization

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FMNR

Feed Me Now Radio

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FFE

Feed Forward Equalizer

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FOH

Feed our Homeless

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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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