at the crack of dawn

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at the crack of dawn

 and at the break of dawn
Fig. at the earliest light of the day. Jane was always awake at the crack of dawn. The birds start singing at the break of dawn.
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at the crack of dawn

very early in the morning We had an eight o'clock flight so we were up at the crack of dawn.
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at the crack of dawn

very early in the morning We had an early flight so we were up at the crack of dawn.
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TERRIFIED residents have demanded answers after helicopters swooped on a disused nuclear power station at the break of dawn.
shimmering at early morn' To wrap it up in gossamer, just at the break of dawn.
Dubai: A total of 120 dhows -- up from 98 last year -- will take off from Sir Bu Na'air island at the break of dawn on Saturday for the 25th sailing of the Al Gaffal Dhow Race.
One thing leads to another (wine probably leads to what is about to be said) and Cleopatra offers a night of love in return for her lover's life at the break of dawn.
At the break of dawn, he was on board a Mi- 17V5 helicopter for the mission, that included rescuing his own family.
She was rushed to a hospital in Khor Fakkan, where she breathed her last at the break of dawn on Wednesday
Family vacations turn into a thoroughly exhausting affair, since there's always a scheduled itinerary where you wake up at the break of dawn and walk in endless spirals to 'cover' touristic locations, until you collapse on your '$200 per night' bed.
In our part of the country chickens have to be locked up at night or they might become midnight snacks for raccoons, and they like to be let out to free-range in the goat pasture at the break of dawn.
At the break of dawn, pilgrims started walking into the tent city and headed toward the multistoried Jamarat complex.
Around 20 packed coaches left Sophia Gardens at the break of dawn yesterday, with thousands more making their own way up to Lord's for the Yorkshire Bank 40-over final against Nottinghamshire.
As a boy, I spent several years in Indonesia and heard the call of the azn [call for prayer] at the break of dawn and the fall of dusk.
Last Thursday, roughly 100 volunteers woke up at the break of dawn to participate in the Yemen Times Radio's Hand in Hand project at three different city locations where they cleaned up rain gutters.
During the festival of Bhogali Bihu, farmers constructed Meji houses; the makeshift temples devoted to the harvest gods that were burnt at the break of dawn.
Elle said her mum is "always up at the break of dawn to give the best she can".
Forced Perspective Photography A kick about with the galaxy greats, at the break of dawn.