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jerrycan

(ˈdʒɛrɪˌkæn)
n
(Units) a flat-sided can with a capacity of between 4.5 and 5 gallons used for storing or transporting liquids, esp motor fuel: originally a German design adopted by the British Army during World War II
[C20: from Jerry]
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The price of a jerrycan of water has doubled in parts of Uganda and, last August, authorities in Kigali had to slow down new connections because there simply wasn't enough water to go around.
A jerrycan half full of petrol and a balaclava were found at the scene, along with Bean's DNA.
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We were allowed to take along a container of our own, try the wines on offer and have our jerrycan filled up.
Paphos police have arrested a man in connection with a jerrycan full of flammable liquid found under the car of a Peyia nightclub owner, who denied any involvement in the case.
On the trek from Heddon-on-the-Wall to Carlisle, they are carrying a 22-litre jerrycan like those used by the village children.
The latest generation are well-designed and safe, plus they will burn for a week or more without needing a refill, so you won't be running backwards and forwards with a jerrycan.
25) "Tippy taps" made of a jerrycan, some sticks, string, and a bar of soap make simple but effective handwashing stations.
The driver, who lost two of his own children in the fire, turned himself over to police as families sought to hunt him down following Sunday's tragedy in which, according to a witness, the bus went up in flames as he refuelled it with a jerrycan.