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the hours just after midnight

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When I come back let me find this wall like the other wall--at that small hour of the morning you know, when you were waiting, with the towel in your hand, for the first stroke of the clock.
London, which had gone to bed on Sunday night oblivious and inert, was awakened, in the small hours of Monday morning, to a vivid sense of danger.
The chief pleasure of these philosophers lay in going every Saturday night, when work was done, to Chaseborough, a decayed market-town two or three miles distant; and, returning in the small hours of the next morning, to spend Sunday in sleeping off the dyspeptic effects of the curious compounds sold to them as beer by the monopolizers of the once independent inns.
The night before I sailed, Santos and the captain were aboard with me till the small hours.
Or in the small hours I might make a confidant of my father, and when I had finished reading he would say thoughtfully, 'That lassie is very natural.
You accuse us of breaking into Captain von Heumann's state-room during the small hours of this morning, and abstracting from it this confounded pearl.
Up to the small hours of the morning I could hear the clinking of his test-tubes which told me that he was still engaged in his malodorous experiment.
There, too, among unusual bottle-racks and pale slants of light from the yard above, was the strong room stored with old ledgers, which had as musty and corrupt a smell as if they were regularly balanced, in the dead small hours, by a nightly resurrection of old book-keepers.
All that would seem to augur well for Wee Small Hours, a Kilbeggan winner in August and second to the Joseph O'Brien-trained Let's Twist Again at today's venue in September.
Is there anything more spiritually uplifting than queuing from the small hours of December 26 for the unsurpassable thrill of beating a fellow shopper into a bloody pulp as you wrest a half-price Xbox from their grasp?
Babel Police Chief, Major General Riad Kikhany told reporters on the ground, "The security forces carried out a small security operation in the small hours of Monday night, in the area of Snadeg (35 km North of Babylon) in coordination with Baghdad.
There will also be performances from Dinah Brand, Female Hercules and The Pulpit with Nightflight DJs keeping things cooking until the wee small hours.
As a mother of a five-monthold baby it is unlikely the Duchess will be celebrating into the small hours.
It was rammed to the gills and everyone went nuts till the small hours.
KARACHI -- Seven people were killed and 39 others injured in Karachi's Lyari area in the small hours of Wednesday, a police spokesman said.
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