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GCF

Genium Consolidated Feed

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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TRIF

Tulsa Road Information Feed

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WHFG

Whole Herd Feed Gain

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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FORD

Funny Old Red Dogs

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FUEL

Feed the University Enrich Lives

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RDW

Real Dogs Work

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AAFCO

Association of American Feed Control Officials

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BAFSAM

British Association of Feed Supplement and Additives Manufacturers

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FEFANA

European Feed Additives Manufacturers Association

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WTF

Watch Them Feed

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NCDL

National Canine Defence League (obsolete: now Dogs Trust)

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GDBA

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

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ABDCH

Association of British Dogs' and Cats' Homes

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DCVR

Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral

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ADI

Assistance Dogs International

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ASD

Action for Singapore Dogs

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AFIA

American Feed Industry Association

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PADS

People and Dogs Society

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FCE

Feed Conversion Efficiency

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PETS

PEt Travel Scheme (proposed new import regulations for cats and dogs entering the UK)

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PUD

Pick Up Dogs

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CSFD

Companion School For Dogs, Holland, Michigan

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GAHD

Greatest American Hot 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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