at the crack of dawn

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at the crack of dawn

Very early in the morning, when the sun rises (dawn). It's a long drive, so we'll have to leave at the crack of dawn if we want to get there on time.
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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

If you do something at the crack of dawn, you do it very early in the morning. I'm not used to getting up at the crack of dawn. We set off at the crack of dawn.
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Some eager members of the public arrived at the break of dawn to get the best spot.
The Arton is thus positioned to serve as a perfect antidote to the daily struggles of those working and studying in the Katipunan area which, at the break of dawn, is already experiencing traffic.
At the break of dawn Tuesday, calm returned to the area yet no clear victor emerged.
With 30 hours of continuous music playback rechargeable anywhere via USB, your party won't stop even at the break of dawn.
The show consists of stories including being serenaded at the break of dawn by Robert Smith, trekking mountain gorillas in Rwanda and coming to the conclusion that he will never have a proper conversation with his mum.
Despite the frosty start, at the break of dawn there was a warmth - with a pinky red glow in the sky.
TERRIFIED residents have demanded answers after helicopters swooped on a disused nuclear power station 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.
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.
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.