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REFIT

Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff

Governmental » Energy

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WODAC

World of Dogs and Cats

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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FTGB

Feed the Beast

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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MFD

Main FeeD

Governmental » NASA

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FF

Feed Face

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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MFKR

Mate Feed Kill Repeat

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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ADAI

Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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NAFPP

National Animal Feed Ports Panel

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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TDD

The Dogs Dead

Community » Music

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IFSA

International Feed Safety Alliance

International

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GTFS

Google Transit Feed Specifications

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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FIDO

Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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AADI

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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PWD

Portuguese Water Dogs

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BFFM

Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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MDDB

Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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DWD

Dealing With Dogs

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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LEF

Long Edge Feed

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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FET

Feed Enhancement Technology

Computing » Technology

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SEDA

Seeing Eye Dogs Australia

Regional » Australian

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FSO

Feed Schemes Observatory

Miscellaneous » Observatories

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GDQ

Guide Dogs Queensland

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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FFIF

Feed Fish Inclusion Factor

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NFB

No Feed Back

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NADD

North America Diving Dogs

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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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