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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 minor's elder sister testified that she found the man washing his genitals in a jerrycan after committing the offence.
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The star of the drinks menu is, without a doubt, the $6 blue or pink cocktail served up in a plastic jerrycan, big enough for a few friends to share.
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Preludant le concert, la troupe [beaucoup moins que] Imzad Tindi [beaucoup plus grand que] d'Illizi, qui est intervenue en solo avec ses cinq vocalistes assis a meme le sol, a entonne des airs en tamacheq dans des rythmes ternaires joues sur l'ajermani (jerrycan aux sonorites veloutees) et en tapant des mains.
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.
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. "A spark caused the fire," the prosecutor said.