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 (no͞o′kăs′əl, nyo͞o′-)
1. or Newcastle upon Tyne (tīn) A city of northeast England on the Tyne River north of Leeds. Founded as a Roman military station, it became a coal-shipping port in the 1200s. Its prominence in the trade gave rise to the expression to carry coals to Newcastle, meaning "to do something superfluous or unnecessary."
2. A city of southeast Australia northeast of Sydney. Like the English city for which it was named, it is a coal-shipping port.


(Placename) a port in SE Australia, in E New South Wales near the mouth of the Hunter River: important industrial centre, with extensive steel, metalworking, engineering, shipbuilding, and chemical industries. It suffered Australia's first recorded fatal earthquake, in 1989. Pop: 279 975 (2001)


(Biography) Duke of, the title of Thomas Pelham Holles. 1693–1768, English Whig prime minister (1754–56; 1757–62): brother of Henry Pelham


(ˈnuˌkæs əl, -ˌkɑ səl, ˈnyu-)

1. Also called New′cas•tle-up•on`-Tyne′. a seaport in NE England, on the Tyne River: coal center. 283,600.
2. a seaport in E New South Wales, in SE Australia. 429,300.
carry coals to Newcastle, to provide something already present in abundance.
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Noun1.Newcastle - a port city in northeastern England on the River TyneNewcastle - a port city in northeastern England on the River Tyne; a center for coal exports (giving rise to the expression `carry coals to Newcastle' meaning to do something unnecessary)
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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As a citizen of Newcastle, I would contribute to honour this great Novocastrian.
or The Novocastrian Philosophers' Club at Newcastle's Lit & Phil, both of them Journal Culture Award winners.
e street was named after a distinguished Novocastrian called John Erasmus Blackett who was lord mayor of Newcastle four times, in 1765, 1772, 1780 and 1790.
The two recipients were Ira Lightman in 2006 for The Spennymoor Letters project and The Novocastrian Philosophers' Club in 2007, a theatrical journey around the Lit and Phil in Newcastle.
Some of you were lucky enough to see last year's promenade production, The Novocastrian Philosophers' Club, which attracted brilliant reviews.
THE creative team behind The Novocastrian Philosophers' Club - chosen as the Culture Club Event of the Year in the Culture Awards 2007 - is back at the Lit & Phil in November.
Not so much a play, The Novocastrian Philosophers' Club was a theatrical journey around the two atmospheric venues on the city's West Road during 11 days in September.
Novocastrian Fr Peter Brock treats us to a feast of emotions surrounding his days in Springwood seminary, his voyage to Rome, and his days among a large group of non-English-speaking seminarians.
It's no good pontificating about the need to re-direct resources on some half-baked campaign to bring down some mythical Geordie Mafia, like a crusading Novocastrian G-woman, at the expense of ordinary communities blighted by the effects of low-level drug users.
However, it is another tough game for Trevor Edwards' side, with the Priorymen hosting thirdplace Novocastrians.
The home club will be joined by teams from Blyth, Novocastrians, Morpeth, Border Park and Seghill.
Division One: Chemfica Sunday v Cramlington Village; Dinnington Village v Spartan Hotel; Hazlerigg Victory v Blyth Comrades; Leazes End v Tyneside Irish; Shankhouse Utd v Wallsender's; TW Metro v Old Novocastrians.