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FYB

Feed Your Brain

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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JFI

Johnson Feed Inc

Business » Companies & Firms

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CCTD

Caring Canines Therapy Dogs

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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VFCR

Veld Feed Conversion Ratio

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TWMF

The West Marin Feed

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EPF

Enterprise Partner Feed

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CFTC

Canadian Feed The Children

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STD

Small Tiny Dogs

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OCDF

OBI Continuous Data Feed

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LPAD

Loving Paws Assistance Dogs

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HDFW

Highcharts Data Feed for Weewx

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GBDFA

Great Big Dogs Fight Animals

Miscellaneous » Animals

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ADAPT

Adoptable Dogs After Prisoner Training

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FLAWS

Feed Lights Air Water and Sanitation

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RMRD

Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs

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FIAAA

Feed Ingredients and Additives Association of Australia

Community » Associations

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FIAAA

Feed Ingredients and Additives Association of Australia

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DCFY

Decatur County Feed Yard

Regional » Counties

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FiT

Feed-in Tariff

Governmental » Environmental

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BAAD

Bend Agility Action Dogs

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EMRD

Emergency Medical Response Dogs

Medical

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EMRD

Emergency Medical Response Dogs

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TAFAA

Transmit Antenna Feed Array Assembly

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ADGW

Alaska Dogs Gone Wild

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MADD

Mothers Against Dumb Dogs

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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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