jerry can


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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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And motoring groups turned on Tory minister Francis Maude who sparked the frantic scenes by urging motorists to hoard petrol at home in jerry cans as the threat of a tanker drivers' strike loomed.
That silly old Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude urged the British to "keep a jerry can in the garage" and these days the British need precious little encouragement to behave like a big person's blouse.
"Something as simple as jerry cans can make a huge difference because they give to families a means of storing clean water."
Resident John Wanyama said he uses five jerry cans in two days bought at Sh80 each.
At Westminster, meanwhile, the fuel crisis minister, Francis Maude, was demonised for suggesting the day before Mrs Hill's brainstorm that storing petrol in jerry cans could ease a national shortage if one came about.
This is because Leger's focus is on the photographs, which he includes to document the various makes and markings of Jerry cans. Mixed in with these detailed photos are historical photos from World War II showing the Jerry Can in action.
The group threatened to hold demonstrations in the county with empty jerry cans to express their displeasure.
But the agreement poses awkward questions for bungling Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude, who sparked panic by telling motorists to fill jerry cans and store them in the garage.
A GOVERNMENT minister who suggested filling up jerry cans with fuel because of a threatened tanker drivers' strike faced growing calls to resign yesterday after a woman was severely burned while transferring petrol between canisters in her kitchen.
A GOVERNMENT minister who advised drivers to fill up jerry cans because of a threatened strike faced calls to resign yesterday after a woman was severely burned transferring petrol into a container.
Filling car fuel tanks from a jerry can is difficult and can lead to dangerous spillages.
He said his colleague did not understand a jerry can can hold 20 litres.