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Epsom is a market town in Surrey, England, south south-west of London, located between Ashtead and Ewell. The town straddles chalk downland ( Epsom Downs) and the upper Thanet Formation. Epsom Downs Racecourse holds The Derby, now a generic name for sports competitions in English-speaking countries. The town also gives its name to Epsom salts, extracted from mineral waters there.

Epsom is the source of the Hogsmill River and includes the semi-rural Horton and Langley Vale.

Epsom (UK Parliament constituency)

Epsom was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. From its creation in 1885 until its abolition in 1974, it was always held by the Conservative Party.

Epsom (New Zealand electorate)

Epsom is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. As of the 2014 general election, its member of parliament is David Seymour.

Epsom has been an important electorate in New Zealand politics as it has allowed the ACT Party to gain seats in parliament without meeting the five percent party vote threshold.

Epsom (disambiguation)

Epsom is a town in Surrey, England. Related to that are:

  • Epsom railway station, serving Epsom
  • Epsom College, an independent school in Epsom
  • Epsom Downs, an area of chalk upland near Epsom
    • Epsom Downs Racecourse, on Epsom Downs
      • Epsom Derby, a prestigious horse race run on Epsom Downs Racecourse
      • Epsom Oaks, another horse race run on Epsom Downs Racecourse
      • Epsom Downs (play), set on Epsom Derby day
    • Epsom Downs railway station, serving Epsom Downs
  • Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate), named for a saline spring in Epsom
  • Epsom and Ewell, the borough including Epsom

Usage examples of "epsom".

The patriarch, Thomas More Anglesey, Duke of Gunfleet, had been a contemporary, and a mortal rival, of John Comstock, who was the Earl of Epsom and the first great noble backer of the Royal Society.

The overworked tailors of Savile Row learned to make burnooses, and at Epsom Downs, camel races came into vogue after the Queen set the tone with an entry of her own.

Epsom, the place where they last changed horses, see the postilions and try if anything could be made out from them.

Carrying the Epsom salts and a piece of the baklava wrapped in cellophane, I came out of the house and walked along the portico past the courtyard and bathhouse to the guesthouse behind.

I picked up the suitcase from inside the kitchen door, gave a last look at Moira's brilliant geraniums, vibrantly alive, shook the grubby hand of Arthur Bellbrook, and (in the car hired that morning in London) drove away towards Epsom.

The next day I slept til noon, and figured I'd spend the day at the races, so I asked the desk clerk where I could find Ascot and Epsom, and he gave me two addresses, but evidently he didn't understand plain-spoken American real good, because the first address turned out to be a men's clothing shop and the second was a druggist, and all I had to show for my hopeful afternoon at the track was an Ascot tie and a box of Epsom salts.

He said he knew she'd be better today because last night he gave her half a pound of epsom salts in a bran mash.

I put Epsom salts in the water along with the bubble bath just in case.

He had been sitting on the lawn of a house in Epsom naked except for his underpants, butcher knife clutched in his hand like an old Stone Age savage or a dying but still vicious pygmy.

On Friday nights I was given cascara sagrada, which rounded up the poisons as I slept, and on Saturday morning, before breakfast, I was given a glass of Epsom salts to drive them forth.

And while I'm at work, teams of space monkeys dig up the muddy lawn around the house and cut the dirt with Epsom salts to lower the acidity, and spade in loads of free steer manure from the stockyards and bags of hair clippings from barber shops to ward off moles and mice and boost the protein in the soil.

A lot of folks mix their nitro with cotton and add Epsom salts as a sulfate.

The water in the tank has Epsom salts in it to make it denser than normal water, so you float in it rather easily.

Wesson was in the top drawer, and you tell him that Shaw has a nose full of Epsom salts and you tell him that I said you're a black person and not a nigger.

It is a beautiful day here at Epsom Salts and Bifrost never looked lovelier.