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the wee small hours (of the night/morning)

The very early hours after midnight. I was studying for the exam until the wee small hours of the morning, and now I can barely keep my eyes open! We all danced until the wee small hours of the night. I love the wee small hours, when few are awake and one can be alone with one's thoughts.
See also: hour, night, small, wee

the wee hours (of the night/morning)

The very early hours after midnight. I was studying for the exam until the wee hours of the morning, and now I can barely keep my eyes open! We all danced until the wee hours of the night. I love the wee hours, when few are awake and one can be alone with one's thoughts.
See also: hour, night, wee

go wee-wee

To urinate. This phrase is typically used with children. Sweetheart, do you have to go pee-pee before we leave the house?

the small hours (of the night)

 and the wee hours (of the night)
the hours immediately after midnight. The dance went on into the small hours of the night. Jim goes to bed in the wee hours and gets up at lunchtime.
See also: hour, small

small hours

Also, wee hours. The hours following midnight, as in I stayed up working through the small hours, or The parents didn't come home until the wee hours. The adjectives small and wee both refer to the low numbers of those hours (one o'clock, two o'clock, etc.). [c. 1830]
See also: hour, small

the small hours

or

the wee hours

COMMON The small hours or the wee hours is the time from one o'clock in the morning until about five or six o'clock in the morning. They were arrested in the small hours of Saturday morning. That first night back, Jennifer and I sat up in bed talking into the wee hours.
See also: hour, small

the (wee) small hours

the early hours of the morning immediately after midnight.
See also: hour, small

wee hours

The early hours of the morning right after midnight: "post-disco electronic rhythms that propel clubgoers into the wee hours" (Jon Pareles).
See also: hour, wee

go wee-wee

To urinate.
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Over the years, especially when he was with Louisville Slugger, I had an opportunity to meet with Pee Wee on many occasions and he was always 'the perfect gentleman' (a phrase that seems to fit him like a glove) to me and to everyone else.
It is sad that so many people in baseball today have failed to understand, as Pee Wee did, the obligations they have to the game, to the fans, and to the kids.
Amamoo had an even greater vested interest in Wee Care: His 9-year-old son, Amartei, began attending the center five years ago.
By December 1988 - just nine months after opening - Wee Care had a waiting list for students, even though the Hendrickses had purchased a house next to the school, expanding capacity to 100 children.
We had Wee Jims with red hair, black hair, brown hair and green hair.
Some who reckon he's a bit of Celtic man knitted Wee Jim in the hoops.
Goalie Ricky Ascencio helped lead the Valencia/Sylmar Pee Wee Vipers team to a 15-1-1 regular-season record.
The North Valley Pee Wee B team won the championship game of its division against Valencia.
When we started Wee Sing, we wanted to share our favorite childhood songs with our children in a way that was fun and engaging for them.
The Iceon-based North Valley Tigers of Sylmar will be represented by its Pee Wee B, Bantam A and Squirt B teams.
Ckrush feature films slated to be released in 2006 include, "Beer League," starring Artie Lange, " National Lampoon's TV the Movie," starring Steve O and Wee Man of "Jackass" fame; and National Lampoon's "Pledge This," starring Paris Hilton.
Pee Wee was one of the guys on the Dodgers who we, I mean the black guys, could look to for leadership.
Pee Wee girls' division: The Reds are first with a 6-1 record, followed by the Orioles at 5-2.
The two Pee Wee teams, neither with a player more than 40 inches tall, displayed their charming lack of expertise throughout their first official soccer match.
Kim Wee, a university student who helped recruit painters to exhibit and also helped hang the works, admired the pieces.