from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A municipal borough of west-central England southwest of Stoke. It has varied industries. Population: 74,400.
- A borough of northeast England on the Tyne River north of Leeds. Built on the site of a Roman military station, it became a coal-shipping port in the 13th century and was the principal center for coal exports after the 16th century. Its prominence in the trade gave rise to the expression to carry coals to Newcastle, meaning "to do something superfluous or unnecessary.” Population: 189,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A city in northeastern England; properly Newcastle upon Tyne
- proper n. A city in New South Wales, Australia, situated at the mouth of the Hunter River.
- proper n. Any of several places in the UK, Ireland, and USA.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A town in England.
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