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A historical region and former province of northern France near the English Channel between Picardy and Flanders. It was ruled at various times by Flanders, Burgundy, Austria, and Spain.
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(French artwa)
1. (Placename) a former province of N France
2. (Historical Terms) a former province of N France
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a former province in N France.
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Noun1.Artois - a former province of northern France near the English Channel (between Picardy and Flanders)Artois - a former province of northern France near the English Channel (between Picardy and Flanders)
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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{Dauphine = Crown Princess; Duchesse d'Angouleme = Marie Therese Charlotte (1778-1851), the Dauphine, daughter of King Louis XVI and wife of Louis Antoine of Artois, Duke of Angouleme, eldest son of King Charles X--she lost her chance to become queen when her father-in- law abdicated the French throne in 1830--Napoleon said of her that she was "the only man in her family"}
{Duchesse de Berri = Marie Caroline (1798-1870), wife of Charles Ferdinand of Artois, Duke of Berry, second son of King Charles X; femme de chambre = lady's maid}
Thus, she had artificial flowers on the edge of the bureau, and the picture of the Comte d'Artois in the recess of the window.
Having bought the picture, she hung it near the one of the Comte d'Artois so that she could take them in at one glance.
"Why, upon the frontiers of Artois and of Flanders.
de Saint-Meran's oldest friends, and chamberlain to the Comte d'Artois, "that the Holy Alliance purpose removing him from thence?"
"You are surprised to see me again, Miss Tulliver; I ought to apologize for coming upon you by surprise, but I wanted to come into the town, and I got our man to row me; so I thought I would bring these things from the 'Maid of Artois' for your cousin; I forgot them this morning.
Let us say to the glory of Alencon that the toffee was accepted with more joy than la Duthe ever showed at a gilt service or a fine equipage offered by the Comte d'Artois. All these grisettes fully understood the fallen majesty of the Chevalier de Valois, and they kept their private familiarities with him a profound secret for his sake.
The Comte d'Artois thought very highly of La Billardiere, for he co-operated in the unfortunate affair of Quiberon and took the whole responsibility on himself.
World famous beverage Stella Artois is a popular choice for many people, particularly if they're wanting an ice cool tipple on a hot summer's day (fingers crossed for plenty more of them!).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised the public to refrain from buying or consuming the Stella Artois brand of beer because of possible glass contamination.
Stella Artois is recalling some of its 11.2 ounce bottles of its beer after learning that some might contain particles of glass in the beverage.