[bal-uh-klah-vuh; Russian buh-luh-klah-vuh]
- a seaport in S Crimea, in the S Ukraine, on the Black Sea: scene of English cavalry charge against Russians (1854), celebrated in Tennyson's poem Charge of the Light Brigade.
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Examples from the Web for balaklava
I took his counsel, and at noon next day we dropped anchor at Balaklava.A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
He would wait for her with unspeakable impatience in Balaklava Place.The Tragic Muse
The sun was already risen when I came out on the deck of the "Balaklava;" but where was the sun?
I forgot to mention the sleeping arrangements of the "Balaklava."
These, as well as the works of Balaklava, were held by the Russians.Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year
- 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
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