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DDL

Dogs Don't Lick

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FTP

Feed The People

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INDIA

Indian Nation Dogs Ingest Apples

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DNA

Dogs Not Agressive

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DOA

Dogs On Acid

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PFD

Pink Fuzzy Dogs

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RCAD

Raining Cats And Dogs

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TDF

Two Dogs Fabricating

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ADIO

Awesome Dogs In Outfit

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FTB

Feed the Beast (video)

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FTB

Feed The Beast

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RDH

Rabid Dogs of Hell

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DOD

Dogs Of Doom

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WAWD

We Also Walk Dogs

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FIT

Feed-In Tariff

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FFN

Feed Forward Neural

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NFF

No Form Feed

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RFF

Required Form Feed

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.PDF

Personalized Data Feed

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FF

Form Feed

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OFY

Operation Feed Yourself

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GCAFAGC

Guide Dogs of America Foundation Annual Golf Classic

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EURL-GMFF

European Union Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Food and Feed

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GMFF

Genetically Modified Food and Feed

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VSF

Variable Speed Feed

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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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