a close-fitting, knitted cap that covers the head, neck, and tops of the shoulders, worn especially by mountain climbers, soldiers, skiers, etc.
It features a scantily clad woman wearing a balaclava and holding a sign championing the dissident feminist anti-Putin punk band.
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Soon came whispers about a Russian corvette being spotted at balaclava Bay.
Russia Stages a Coup in Crimea Michael Weiss February 28, 2014
Police also found several weapons and balaclava head masks in the home where Maria was living.
The Mysterious Case of Maria, Greece’s Fake Roma Child Barbie Latza Nadeau October 20, 2013
The distance from balaclava to London is about three thousand miles.
Knowledge is Power: Charles Knight
The Tornado, exerting her steam-powers to the utmost, was on her way back to balaclava.
The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston
Yet there were thousands of tons of stores lying at balaclava, rotting.
A Soldier’s Experience or A Voice from the Ranks: Showing the Cost of War in Blood and Treasure Timothy Gowing
I could not get any flour, so purchased some biscuit at balaclava.
Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie George Brenton Laurie
He marched us down to balaclava but the journey proved too much for our horses, over 100 stuck fast and died in the mud.
The Cause of the Charge of Balaclava Thomas Morley
There was an old fort at balaclava, on the top of a steep hill.
Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston
He took part in the light cavalry charge at balaclava, and his name was officially recorded in the list of survivors.
Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
(often not capitals) a close-fitting woollen hood that covers the ears and neck, as originally worn by soldiers in the Crimean War
“woolen head covering,” especially worn by soldiers, evidently named for village near Sebastopol, Russia, site of a battle Oct. 25, 1854, in the Crimean War. But the term (originally Balaclava helmet) does not appear before 1881 and seems to have come into widespread use in the Boer War. The British troops suffered from the cold in the Crimean War, and the usage might be a remembrance of that conflict. The town name (Balaklava) often is said to be from Turkish, but is perhaps folk-etymologized from a Greek original Palakion.
baladan he has given a son, the father of the Babylonian king (2 Kings 20:12; Isa. 39:1) Merodach-baladan (q.v.). Historical Examples Berosus also makes mention of this baladan, king of Babylon. The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus
Joaquin [hwah-keen] /ʰwɑˈkin/ (Show IPA), (Joaquin Balaguer y Ricardo) 1907–2002, Dominican political leader: president 1960–62, 1966–78, 1986–96. Historical Examples Balaguer , Urgel , Solsona , are the most populous of the remaining. Spain Wentworth Webster noun Joaquin (ˈjoːakɪn). 1907–2002, Dominican statesman; president of the Dominican Republic (1960–62, 1966–78, 1986–96)
balah a city in the tribe of Simeon (Josh. 19:3), elsewhere called Bilhah (1 Chr. 4:29) and Baalah (Josh. 15:29). Historical Examples Was not an immediate crust of bread for balah Rifkins children more urgent than truth—more vital than honor? Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska I have no doubt that this is the site of balah […]
Mili Alekseevich [mee-lee al-ik-sey-uh-vich;; Russian mee-lee uhl-yik-syey-yiv-yich] /ˈmi li ˌæl ɪkˈseɪ ə vɪtʃ;; Russian ˈmi li ʌl yɪkˈsyeɪ yɪv yɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1837–1910, Russian composer. Historical Examples It is clear that until he met Balakirev in 1862 there was never any serious conflict between duty and inclination. The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch I have had […]