the wee small hours (of the night/morning)

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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.
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It may only have been 7.30pm on a Monday but Future Get Down made it feel like the wee small hours of the weekend.
Also, the people, who have been stuck in their houses since Friday, began to clean around their houses in the wee small hours of the morning.
YOU join me in the wee small hours of the morning, which you could do regularly if you also have a small person who doesn't appreciate that adults prefer to be asleep between midnight and 6am.
In the wee small hours of Saturday morning, 37-year-old Alistair died.
"The two children died and their father was wounded in the wee small hours of the morning because of the heavy rain which ravaged their house in central Kirkuk," the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
CRAYFORD racing manager Danny Rayment was certainly burning the midnight oil when putting together today's Bags/SIS 500 sweepstake competition - the email of the card dropped in the wee small hours of Tuesday morning, writes Dave Johnston.
David Greene and Jonny Murphy are having a sort of homecoming at the Electric Picnic when The Potbelleez take over The Little Big Tent in the wee small hours of Saturday.
Mr Rea said: "We offer an immediate response round-the-clock service which means out-of-office hours, even the wee small hours of the night if that is when a tenant has a problem.
Caught on CD and DVD, the setlist is predictably jazz-oriented with songs such as In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered, and My Funny Valentine, Streisand's voice isn't what it was but still commands respect, with Evergreen and Nobody's Heart winners.
It has a collection of jazz standards, which will show the singer performing tracks including 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes' and 'In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning'.
What I have found is that while many people will accept that there is going to be some noise and nuisance from a music pub nearby, they do not expect loud music and car doors slamming in the wee small hours of morning.
Clarkson, a Sun columnist, wrote: "In the wee small hours of Thursday night, just 30 hours after what is almost certainly the world's fastest ever car crash, Richard Hammond suddenly sat up in bed opened his eyes and asked what had happened.
The club opened for 31 hours from Saturday night right through Sunday to the wee small hours of Monday morning and featured sets from David, Eric Morrillo, Timo Maas, Roger Sanchez and Medicine 8.
Remember all those good intentions you had when you crawled into bed in the wee small hours of January 1?
Many Forte hotels are laying on dinner, music and dancing into the wee small hours of Hogmanay.