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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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The sisters, masking their faces with balaclava helmets, broke in, attacked her and stole pounds 800 from her hiding place in the bathroom.
Police, who said both raiders were wearing balaclava helmets, described one as being white and about 6ft tall, with brown eyes.
There were political and sinister overtones including the wearing of balaclava helmets to hide the identity of those responsible.
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Black Dick Turpin-style eye-masks, balaclava helmets - and now a pair of white Y-fronts.