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Artesian



noting, pertaining to, or characteristic of an .
Historical Examples

Another of these artesian wells was called “The Fountain of Benediction.”
The World and Its People: Book VII Anna B. Badlam

It is in this way that what are called artesian wells are formed.
Farm drainage Henry Flagg French

It is not intended to describe in detail the various stages of the progress of the artesian ray into the subterranean regions.
The Great Stone of Sardis Frank R. Stockton

With some hesitation she at last alluded to the accident to the artesian well.
A Sappho of Green Springs Bret Harte

With these and modern forms of artesian wells the deserts have literally been made to blossom as the rose.
Inventions in the Century William Henry Doolittle

James located the first artesian well which was bored in Chicago.
Buchanan’s Journal of Man, March 1887 Various

It is still doubtful whether very large areas can be irrigated by means of artesian wells.
Impressions of South Africa James Bryce

Experiments are making in this respect to artesian wells also.
The Crest of the Continent Ernest Ingersoll

We tried to remedy this defect by boring an artesian well, but all our attempts were unsuccessful.
As I Remember Marian Gouverneur

“But that was before alfalfa and artesian wells,” Dick smoothed for him.
The Little Lady of the Big House Jack London

adj.

1830, from French puits artésien “wells of Artois,” French province where such wells were first bored 18c. by French engineer Bernard Forest de Bélidor (1698-1761). The place name is from Old French Arteis, from Atrebates, a tribe that lived in northwestern Gallia. Cf. Arras.

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