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Artois

[ar-twah] /arˈtwɑ/
noun
1.
a former province in N France: artesian wells.
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  • Artois had let go her hands, and now she turned to the Sicilian.

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  • During that time Artois stood by the window that looked towards Ischia.

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  • "This is the strangest scirocco effect I think I have ever seen," said Artois.

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  • For this divined and persistent loyalty Artois had a sensation of absolute love.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • "Your Patrigno," Artois said, merely to continue the conversation.

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  • Artois wondered, but could not divine, what was at the back of his mind.

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  • Artois was conscious of a dawning hostility in the Marchesino.

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  • Suddenly Artois remembered all he knew and she did not know.

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  • Artois heard voices in the house, and listened for a new one, the voice of Peppina.

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  • Artois stood for a moment looking after him and pulling at his beard.

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British Dictionary definitions for Artois

Artois

/French artwa/
noun
1.
a former province of N France
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