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jerry can

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

jerry can

[′jer·ē ‚kan]
(ordnance)
A 5-gallon (19-liter), flat-sided, narrow can adapted from a German-made can, easily stacked and transported, and adapted by special openings for discharging fuel.
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It's a sweltering October day just 3 degrees north of the Equator in Northern Uganda's Adjumani District, where a dozen children and a handful of women have gathered at the public tap stand with their 20-liter jerrycans.
Gertrude and Kizito provided the gasoline used to incinerate the health center garage, but they did not carry it; rather, they followed a man by the name of Niondo, who carried two jerrycans.
While several stations in Mansoura, the capital of Daqahlia, run out of Octane 80 petrol in a matter of hours, there are, for instance, 50 shops in villages, which come under the administration of the town of Nabaroh in the same governorate, that sell petrol in jerrycans.
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But anyone with connections at the station can fill up a jerrycan or two which can then be sold at up to many times the official price (about 25 cents a litre) by the side of the road.
Employees at the station said the officer filled up his car, then returned with a plastic jerrycan.
John went downstairs and used a jerrycan of petrol, stored after the last petrol-price protests, to soak the lounge and hallway.
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I could not hold emotions after an old man drank water I had carried, a young man picked the jerrycan and began licking it for a single drop, which was not there.
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When I was returning from the petrol station with a bright red jerrycan, a woman shouted from her car asking if I wanted a lift.
With many global military customers, the LIFESAVER bottle and jerrycan are proven military kit, in-service across Europe, South Asia and the Middle East.