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FMHC

Feed My Hungry Children

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FMLI

Feed My Lambs International

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FMSM

Feed My Sheep Ministries

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FMSC

Feed My Starving Children

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FNUE

feed N use efficiency

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FNB

Feed Northern Baits

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FOAD

Feed Our Adorable Dolphins

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FOH

Feed our Homeless

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FOLO

Feed Our Loved Ones

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FOX

Feed Our Xenophobia

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FPT

Feed Per Tooth

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FPY

Feed Per Year

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FRA

Feed Responsibility Assurance

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FSA

Feed Safety Assurance

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FSO

Feed Schemes Observatory

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FSR

Feed Speed Rate

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FTTN

Feed Telstra The NBN

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FTB

Feed The Beast

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FTGB

Feed the Beast

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FTB

Feed the Beast (video)

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FTB

Feed The Birds

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FTC

Feed The Children

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FTCP

Feed the Children Philippines

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FTF

Feed The Family

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FTF

Feed the Future

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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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