Acronyms that contain the term feed dogs
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Sydney Talks Constantly Minding Dogs Jumping Madly
National Canine Defence League (obsolete: now Dogs Trust)
Many Odd Dogs Ate Yams
Dogs Don't Lick
PEt Travel Scheme (proposed new import regulations for cats and dogs entering the UK)
Dogs For Disabled Americans
Over Feed Stop
Big Dogs Smell Men
Two Dogs Fabricating
Feed Bag, Inc.
Cruser's School For Dogs
SouthEastern Guide Dogs, Incorporated
Great Plains Assistance Dogs Foundation, Inc.
Two Harry Dogs
Kangaroos Mimicking Furry Dogs Miscellaneous
Companion School For Dogs, Holland, Michigan
Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine
Feed Our Xenophobia
Feed Your Fiction Addiction
Do Not Feed The Troll
Raising Aid for Dogs At Risk
American Feed Industry Association
On Talking Terms With Dogs
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.