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from Furphy (carts), water and sanitation carts used during World War I in Australia, from the Furphy manufacturing company, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
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“Furphy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furphy. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.
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