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NGFA

National Grain and Feed Association

Business » Professional Organizations

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SELFIE

Self Enhancing Live Feed Imagine Engine

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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IDID

Inherited Diseases in Dogs

Medical » Diseases

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FTB

Feed the Beast (video)

Computing » Gaming

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AFIA

American Feed Industry Association

Business » Professional Organizations

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AAFCO

Association of American Feed Control Officials

Governmental » FDA

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ORD

Only Real Dogs

Miscellaneous » Names and Nicknames

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FCR

Feed Conversion Ratio

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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DNFTT

Do not feed the trolls

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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ADCH

Association of Dogs and Cats Homes

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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.PDF

Personalized Data Feed

Computing » General Computing

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OFN

Operation Feed the Nation

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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BFW

Boiler Feed Water

Academic & Science » Mechanics

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RASFF

Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed

Miscellaneous » Food & Nutrition

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CRDD

Cats Rule Dogs Drool

Community » Clubs

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FPT

Feed Per Tooth

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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ADF

Automatic Document Feed

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FFN

Feed Forward Neural

Computing » General Computing

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FLED

Finding Lost and Escaped Dogs

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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SCAD

Soi Cats and Dogs

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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EBF

Exclusively Breast Feed

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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DWA

Dogs With Attitude

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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ADGW

Alaska Dogs Gone Wild

Regional » Alaska

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CLFMA

Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association

Community » Associations

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DAFT

Dogs Androids Firemen and Tomatoes

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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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