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Balaklava

, Balaclava
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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If the police attended and found large numbers of people in balaclava helmets, I might take a different view.
POLICE are to be given new powers to require protesters to remove masks and balaclava helmets - in a bid to prevent violence and vandalism by militant demonstrators.
Moore was met by four armed men in balaclava helmets who showed him a number of photographs of I.
Police say the two wanted men were wearing dark clothes and balaclava helmets when they forced their way in through a rear door at 8.
Facial thermal wear might not be the height of fashion, but surely now is the time for Balaclava helmets to be made available on the NHS
Officers uncovered bogus uniforms, two-way radios, plastic ties, sledge- hammers and balaclava helmets.
I have a suspicion that they are more attracted to the terrorist-chic of balaclava helmets and violence than to the interests of wildlife.
Police, who said both raiders were wearing balaclava helmets, described one as being white and about 6ft tall, with brown eyes.
We had to wear balaclava helmets which was strange, especially seeing the horror on people's faces when they looked at us.
The sisters, masking their faces with balaclava helmets, broke in, attacked her and stole pounds 800 from her hiding place in the bathroom.
The imitation gun, clothing he had used, and two balaclava helmets were found in the vehicle.
We shall be welcoming all sorts of ordinary people like police officers, prison warders, solicitors and even those unemployed people in balaclava helmets who have shown in the past just what enthusiasts they are.