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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 imitation gun, clothing he had used, and two balaclava helmets were found in the vehicle.
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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.
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There were political and sinister overtones including the wearing of balaclava helmets to hide the identity of those responsible.