cardecu

cardecu

(ˈkɑːdɪˌkjuː)
n
an old French coin worth a quarter of an écu
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``None of note enough to be put to ransom,'' answered the Captain; ``a set of hilding fellows there were, whom we dismissed to find them a new master enough had been done for revenge and profit; the bunch of them were not worth a cardecu. The prisoner I speak of is better booty a jolly monk riding to visit his leman, an I may judge by his horse-gear and wearing apparel.