jerrycan

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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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Rescuers remove burnt motorbikes from the scene where a fuel tanker exploded killing a crowd of people collecting liquid from puddles in jerricans in Morogoro, eastern Tanzania yesterday.
Some made and sold beaded jewellery while others hawked traditional medicine in plastic jerricans.
A month ago, security officers patrolling the expansive forest stumbled upon jerricans full of foodstuff that had been buried at the edge of the forest in Holugho.
3 / 8 Palestinian children fill jerricans with drinking water from public taps at a refugee camp in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.
He also explained that another method of concealment in trafficking illicit drugs was unearthed and it led to the recovery of more than 200 kilograms of dried weed suspected to be cannabis sativa which was stacked inside jerricans.
44 orphanage homes in Lagos have received 16,947 bags of 50kg rice, alongside 915 Jerricans of 25 litres vegetable oil each and 242 bales of clothing materials from the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS).
There is also no proper drinking water supply for the tent village forcing visitors to cover long distances on foot to fetch water in jerricans or containers.
DUuA s le dUu[c]but de l'aprUuA s-midi, de nombreux citoyens, munis de jerricans, bouteilles et autres ustensiles, se dirigent vers les diffUu[c]rentes sources de la capitale des Zianides Uu la recherche d'une eau pure pour Uu[c]tancher leur soif.
It was also loaded with jerricans, sleeping mats, tarps, blankets, and kitchen sets from the humanitarian aid items stocked in the warehouses of UNHCR at the International Humanitarian City.
Civilians and military sources in northeast Nigeria told (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3546268/Boko-Haram-facing-fuel-shortages-makes-security-sources-escapee.html) Agence France-Presse on Monday the terrorists were paying massive amounts of money for jerricans filled with fuel.