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FMHC

Feed My Hungry Children

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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PUD

Pick Up Dogs

Medical » Veterinary

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GPAD

Great Plains Assistance Dogs

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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PSD

Police Security Dogs

Governmental » Law & Legal

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ADIAF

Assistance Dogs International Accredited Facility

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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FTA

Feed Tray Assembly

Governmental » Military

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ADIO

Awesome Dogs In Outfit

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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BORSCHT

Battery feed, Overvoltage protection, Ringing, Signaling, Coding, Hybrid, and Testing

Computing » Telecom

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VSF

Variable Speed Feed

Computing » Hardware

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FAST

Feed A Songwriter Today

Community » Music

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GCAFAGC

Guide Dogs of America Foundation Annual Golf Classic

Sports » Golf

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FORD

Funny Old Red Dogs

Academic & Science » Universities

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PFD

Pink Fuzzy Dogs

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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WCMF

Wet Corn Milling Feed

Miscellaneous » Farming & Agriculture

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BAFSAM

British Association of Feed Supplement and Additives Manufacturers

Medical » Veterinary

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SDFA

Service Dogs For America

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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WHFG

Whole Herd Feed Gain

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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FUL

Feed Unit for Lactation

Medical » Physiology

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RDW

Real Dogs Work

Governmental » US Government

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WGFX

Willard Grain and Feed Incorporated

Regional » Railroads

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WDFS

West Dakota Feed and Seed

Business » Companies & Firms

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FEFANA

European Feed Additives Manufacturers Association

Medical » Veterinary

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MTFD

Micmac Teaching For Dogs

Business » Companies & Firms

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WDFS

West Dakota Feed and Seed

Miscellaneous » Farming & Agriculture

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NOCRLF

No Carriage Return/Line Feed

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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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