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Newgate

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Before this was set up, London had but three gates: Aldgate, Aldersgate, and Ludgate. The new one was added in the reign of Henry I.

Newgate. Nash, in his Pierce Penilesse, says that Newgate is “a common name for all prisons, as homo is a common name for a man or woman.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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New Testament
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New Year’s Day
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Newcomes
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Newgate Fashion
Newgate Fringe
Newgate Knocker (A)
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