small hours

Definitions

  • Small Wady, Five Hours Beyond Ed-doueÎg, on The Road to the Red Sea
    Small Wady, Five Hours Beyond Ed-doueÎg, on The Road to the Red Sea
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n small hours the hours just after midnight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Food passes through the small intestine in just two hours, zipping along at 0.002 mph. Inside the large intestine, it takes about 14 hours, traveling at a more leisurely rate of 0.00007 mph
    • Small hours See under Hour.
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Usage

In literature:

For an hour it had been very quiet, very peaceful, in the small white house on Palace Street.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
Same hours after, a small canoe, conducted by four men, came off to us.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
Half an hour later a small boat approached the side of the U-16.
"The Boy Allies Under the Sea" by Robert L. Drake
Patients with fever should have some food in small quantity every 2 to 3 hours.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
But the small interest of seeing birds arrive on branches, and depart again, sufficed me; until an hour when life rose strongly.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
In spite of such senseless exaggeration of effort in the first hours, the total output for the day would have been relatively small.
"Psychology and Industrial Efficiency" by Hugo Münsterberg
He was already far into the small hours, and knew that he ought to be in bed.
"Gladys, the Reaper" by Anne Beale
Cut in small pieces, or boil whole for an hour.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
An hour later they were in another small attic-like space next to the supper-room.
"A Cathedral Singer" by James Lane Allen
The midnight storm had lost us three hours and added in no small degree to discomfort.
"The Great Lone Land" by W. F. Butler
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In poetry:

The little creek went winding down
‘Twixt whispering reeds and small blue flowers,
Singing a pleasant summer song
Of holidays and playtime hours.
"The Water-Witch" by Alice Guerin Crist
Small beauty hath my unsung flower,
For spring to own or summer hail;
But, in the season’s saddest hour,
To skies that weep and winds that wail
Its glad surprisals never fail.
"Hazel Blossoms" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I love those spirits
That men stand off and point at,
Or shudder and hood up their souls - Those ruined ones,
Where Liberty has lodged an hour
And passed like flame,
Bursting asunder the too small house.
"Debris" by Lola Ridge
Small were his fears in the rich fat years,
Loud was his laugh of scorn
When they whispered low of a watching foe,
Greedy for gold and corn;
A foe grown jealous of trade an pow'r,
Marking the teasure, and waiting the hour.
"Son of a Fool" by C J Dennis
And when the morning came she felt very sick,
And she expected the voyage would be about three hours to Lerwick,
And her stock of provisions was but very small,
Only two half-penny biscuits and a quart bottle of milk in all
"The Wreck of the 'Columbine'" by William Topaz McGonagall
They scout before the squadrons when mighty fleets engage,
They glean War's dreadful harvest when the fight has ceased to rage:
Too great they count no hazard, no task beyond their power:
And merchantmen bless Small Craft a hundred times an hour!
"Small Craft" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Pumpkins are projected onto "it's a small world" during Mickey's Halloween Party, an after-hours, trick-or-treat party at Disneyland.
In the early morning hours of June 6, 1993, a small, weathered freighter, the Golden Venture, ran aground along the shoreline of New York's Rockaway Beach.
News Sports One Last Point: In the wee small hours.
The Coast Guard says a small plane that two F-15 fighter jets had tracked for hours has crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.
Many area restaurants are offering menu specials, extended hours or small gifts to attract Valentine's Day couples.
After two hours of small talk, he said, "I am so happy to show you the real me," and I left thinking: Hmmm.
Tishomingo Schools charge a small fee for after-hours use.
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, Small Business Basics , that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, "Small Business Basics ," that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
At a startup or small business, every hour counts.
I'm putting maximum nutrition in small doses into my body every two hours.
Very small operations may be able to use an undercounter machine with a typical washing capacity of about 40-50 full place settings per hour.
If you have a highway running through your small town, you can make a lot of money by ticketing out-of-state drivers who are going one or two miles per hour over the speed limit.
Water service will be interrupted for a few hours Thursday in at least a small portion of the Meadow Lake subdivision in Slidell.
I am in the small town of Fagernes, about three hours from Oslo.
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In science:

We make measurements within a few hours of a new fill with CF4 gas, so the effect of outgasing is expected to be small.
Transport properties of electrons in CF4
The model works quite well because inter-hour loads variations are relatively predictable allowing reliable centralized scheduling, and intra-hour load fluctuations are typically small and can be followed efficiently by rapid response regulation reserves.
Message Passing for Integrating and Assessing Renewable Generation in a Redundant Power Grid
The technique is very fast, for example this small prototype was assembled in only 1 hour.
Construction and Performance of Large-Area Triple-GEM Prototypes for Future Upgrades of the CMS Forward Muon System
For a small dataset (e.g. 30 time series each with 300 measurements), it may require a few hours to learn the model, as the number of potential shapelets which need to be checked is in the millions (for the example given there are 1,336,530 subsequences which need to be checked).
Fast Randomized Model Generation for Shapelet-Based Time Series Classification
However, a small systematic shift of about +2 ± 0.5 mmag per hour can be measured.
Improved Photometric Calibration of the SNLS and the SDSS Supernova Surveys
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