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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.
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(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
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(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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The 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.
LOUGHBOROUGH TOWN LADIES 26 NOVCASTRIAN LADIES 17 LOUGHBOROUGH Town Ladies saw off a spirited fight back from North East side Novocastrian Ladies to finish the first half of the season with a bonus point win.
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.
As a citizen of Newcastle, I would contribute to honour this great Novocastrian. Come on Newcastle, let's do it.
or The Novocastrian Philosophers' Club at Newcastle's Lit & Phil, both of them Journal Culture Award winners.
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 match was organised by Corbridge-based Sky High Sports and the Border Park team featured players from eight other clubs - Tynedale, Alnwick, Morpeth, Prudhoe and Stocksfield, Novocastrians, Blaydon, Percy Park and Barnard Castle.
NOCASTRIANS 20 LOUGHBOROUGH LADIES 0 LADY Luck was not smiling down from the heavens, Despite a stop off to visit the Angel of the North, for Loughborough Ladies trip to a bitter cold, wet and windy Newcastle for their Championship 1 North fixture against Novocastrians.
WESTOE 69 NOVOS 14 SOUTH Shields Westoe were just one place above visitors Novocastrians in the league but that gap was shown to be more of a chasm yesterday.
OLD Rishworthians lost their National Intermediate Cup pool game with Novocastrians 33-24 after a controversial red card.
REDCAR'S game against Novocastrians on Saturday has been moved to the Falcons ground at Kingston Park because of a waterlogged pitch at Novos.