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  • LakeSaimaa A lake of southeast Finland. It is the largest of the Saimaa Lakes, a group of more than 120 interconnected lakes in the south-central and southeast part of the country.

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  • n. friendly fire


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  • Military investigations into friendly fire incidents have been criticised by a mother who lost her only son in Afghanistan in a "blue-on-blue" shooting.

    Mother of military policeman killed by sniper learned at reunion how he died

  • But when there's a nutjob INSIDE your house, whatever will do the job without any blue-on-blue.

    Birdshot vs. Buckshot for home defense.

  • OUR VANCOUVER UNIFORMS were blue-on-blue, the arms and legs of the skin suits navy blue around a light-blue top, the top adorned with a small American flag, the USA on the back this time in red.

    Zero Regrets

  • The 16-man team spent 6 weeks marking all the targets and fighting the baddies with no air support to speak of and even took what Shepherd called “blue-on-blue” fire.


  • Try chocolate-on-chocolate with a tweed suit, royal blue-on-blue with a knit dress or a cranberry-red ankle peeking out from a boiled-wool cigarette pant.

    Match Point

  • Amazingly enough, it was of the medieval style she had always secretly favored, with curtains of blue-on-blue brocade, and a matching spread now turned invitingly down to reveal the snowy linens.

    red dust

  • By day, we'd cruise around the Virgin Islands, reggae and rock blaring into blue-on-blue sky and water.

    Lea Lane: Two Faraway Thanksgivings, And What I Learned

  • The dividers give the theme a blocky look, enhanced by the blue-on-blue coloring going on.

    Drive-By-Shooting Sunday: Spiritual Tramp

  • '' Maybe we need to wear blue-on-blue at home. '' ... - Football - Tennessee vs. Washington

  • One called the final field exercise for the Presidential Guard "a complete fiasco" that included the " 'killing' of civilians and blue-on-blue engagements."

    Saturday, May 03, 2008


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