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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He pours some water from the jerrican into a bowl on his desk.
Examination of non-agricultural measures of wealth in these households, such as off-farm income, housing characteristics, and household assets (lanterns, beds, radios, shoes, and jerricans) reveals that there are no other significant economic differences between these groups (Table 2).
The car boiled, and we poured in water from a jerrican and filled up another one to take with us, in case it grew thirsty again on the road going up to Jerusalem.
Water vendors in those areas selling a 20-litre jerrican for between Sh20 and Sh50.
Women have had to make a 14-kilometre trek to fetch a 20 litre jerrican of water each in Namarei where the nearest borehole is located."Because of the distance to the borehole, the women rise up as early as 3am and come back with 20 litres (each) in the evening.
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Kautex Textron GmbH, Germany, in conjunction with their UK distributor, CJK Packaging, will be launching their Industrial Jerrican, Drum and Agrochemical container range, for the first time in the UK at the forthcoming Pakex exhibition.
Table-5 Quality standards of plastic house wares Types of product Standard code - Plastic pails SNI 12-1003-1989 - Plastic pails SNI 12-1300-1989 - Plastic reddfle SNI 12-1297-1989 - Plastic (Polyolefin) SNI 12-2557-1992 jerrican for drinking water with a capacity of 20 liters
"The situation is dire, the county must intervene and fix the water shortage for the sake of residents," he said, adding that they are currently buying a 20-litre jerrican for Sh100.
The water vendors are selling the water from the boreholes to residents with a 20-litre jerrican going for as high as Sh50, isn't this extortion?' she asked.