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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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He dips each of the 20-litre jerrycans into the water pan, then loads them onto his motorcycle and transports them to his home.
Mohammed Uba Garba stated that the seized items included 18 assorted vehicles, 4,201 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 2,619 cartons of frozen poultry products, 1,105 jerrycans of vegetable oil, 2,637 pieces of used tyres, 1,333_bales of used clothing, 2,001kg of Pangolin, 343kg of Elephant Tusks among others.
The two generals arrived at the border post in unarmored cars, in an entourage that included several mine-resistant armored personnel carriers, as well as Land Cruisers for Special Forces soldiers, with antennas, spare tires and jerrycans on their roofs.
We mainly use jerrycans, car batteries, and bullet containers, which are the remains of the British occupation in 1967, as percussion instruments.
The sole yachtsman pulled alongside the RFA Argus, an aviation training vessel, and the ship's crew passed him jerrycans of fuel enough to allow him to reach Brest in France for repairs.
In the makeshift settlements and spontaneous sites people desperately need more jerrycans to move and store safe water.
The first relief cargo carried 91 metric tonnes of jerrycans, sleeping mats, blankets, solar lamps, buckets and kitchen sets to respond to the needs of 3,500 families worth of Dh1.
The charred wreckage of dozens of motorcycles and cars could be seen scattered on the highway, along with kitchen utensils, pots, water coolers, jerrycans and buckets which victims had brought to collect the petrol.
The market draws together people from Zege and plough farmers from a broad spread of open countryside on the mainland, as well as being a base for traders in goods brought in via Bahir Dar: bottled beer and soft drinks, plastic jerrycans, torches, textiles, plastic shoes, soap, cooking oil, condoms, mobile phone cards, and various other commodities.
Two leading suppliers of extrusion blow machines will introduce larger models of all- or partially electric shuttles designed specifically for stackable jerrycans or canisters.
There were two jerrycans of petrol in the minibus on the Slate Quay at Caernarfon, in the shadow of the 13th century castle - but no one to guard him.
A handful of people waited at a bus station before service ended at midday, while others bought water and loaded vehicles with jerrycans of fuel.