Epsom


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Epsom

(ˈɛpsəm)
n
(Placename) a town in SE England, in Surrey: famous for its mineral springs and for horse racing. Pop (with Ewell): 64 492 (2001)
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Ep•som

(ˈɛp səm)

n.
a town in Surrey, SE England, S of London: site of a racetrack (Ep′som Downs′) where the annual Derby is held. 71,100. Official name, Ep′som and Ew′ell.
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The betting-books were covered with entries of immense sums, as though the Epsom races were at stake.
It was the Grand Stand at Epsom. And I felt that no one would ever be happy there again."
"It's odd you should mention Epsom," said the priest.
A man is throttled close by the big stand at Epsom. Anybody might have seen it done while the stand stood empty--any tramp under the hedges or motorist among the hills.
"But I thought he was still at Epsom. They were furnishing that Christmas--one Christmas.
"At Epsom races, a matter of over twenty years ago, I got acquainted wi' a man whose skull I'd crack wi' this poker, like the claw of a lobster, if I'd got it on this hob.
Thence I would make a big detour by Epsom to reach Leatherhead.
He did trace them easily to Clapham, but no further; for on entering that place, they removed into a hackney coach, and dismissed the chaise that brought them from Epsom. All that is known after this is, that they were seen to continue the London road.
Sour, starchy individuals, who all the rest of the day go about looking as if they lived on vinegar and Epsom salts, break out into wreathed smiles after dinner, and exhibit a tendency to pat small children on the head and to talk to them--vaguely--about sixpences.
He is a very nice boy, my Lord, but he is not acquainted with drugs; and I know that the prevailing impression on his mind is, that Epsom salts means oxalic acid; and syrup of senna, laudanum.
It was not a rumbling time of the year, and the gentlemen being most of them gone out of town, Tunbridge, and Epsom, and such places were full of people.
Lambourn James Burn Not So Sleepy 3.20 Epsom, nap Seven-year-old is a character and needs things to fall right, but has some sound course form and has done okay over hurdles this year.