a former province in N France: artesian wells.
Historical Examples

Artois thought, “I have seen you there without consciously noticing you.”
A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens

In Artois, where the tithes are often seven and a half and eight per cent.
The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6) Hippolyte A. Taine

Hermione had said that Artois was a great man, and Maurice had felt that he was a great man, had mentally sat at his feet.
The Call of the Blood Robert Smythe Hichens

Artois had let go her hands, and now she turned to the Sicilian.
A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens

Before Artois left Marechiaro the tender treachery was arranged.
A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens

Hermione could not help laughing, and Artois echoed her laugh.
A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens

Perhaps Artois was one of those men who liked to have a clever woman at his beck and call.
The Call of the Blood Robert Smythe Hichens

Once more Artois had his friend, released from the love of another man.
A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens

Artois hinted that he received a good rent from the English lady for the cottage on Monte Amato.
A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens

Artois had played upon her intellect, had appealed, too, to her mother’s heart.
A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens

a former province of N France

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