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Balaklava

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a small port in Ukraine, in S Crimea: scene of an inconclusive battle (1854), which included the charge of the Light Brigade, during the Crimean War

Balaclava

fought between Russians and British during Crimean War (1854). [Russ. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 25–26]
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It could only be used for one thing, a balaclava and a gun.
Anyone with information, particularly if they know the identity of the men in balaclavas, is asked to call Cleveland Police on 101.
He was also believed to be wearing dark coloured clothes and a knitted balaclava.
I was launching into the story of the French 75--both the field cannon and the popular World War I cocktail--when the shuttles snorted up and our sardines began slipping out of the shack, donning balaclavas and zippin' zippers--and at least three of us now knew the stories behind 'em.
Defence barrister Mr Paul Green, for Church, cross-examining Mrs Harris, said: "What you probably don't know is that Joe Church does not deny wearing the balaclava but he did so earlier in the day.
He was dressed all in black and was also wearing gloves and a balaclavas.
Gardai found four boiler suits, cable ties, balaclavas, latex gloves and two knives after searching the vehicles.
But dressing up in full balaclava gear in 40 degree heat is not something we would recommend.
But they were amazed when 23 balaclavas turned up - including some in the laundry room and others in the employment and training workshops.
A man left the park but later returned with several other men all wearing balaclavas and carrying weapons.
TWO men wearing balaclavas and carrying a knife robbed a Newcastle petrol station late on Friday night.
At around 9pm two men wearing black balaclavas entered the house and threatened two occupants - men aged 52 and 48 During the robbery, the 52-year-old was stabbed in the back, requiring 12-stitches.