In which sport she was so taken up with her hands, that she forgot to cheat, and Denys won an "ecu au soleil" of her.
They drank their coffees, gave an ecu to the proprietor, and went out.
From ecu you have ecuyer;—from scutum scutiger, both passing into our English squire.
old French silver coin, 1704, from French écu, from Old French escu (12c.) "shield, coat of arms," also the name of a coin, from Latin scutum "shield" (see hide (n.1)). First issued by Louis IX (1226-1270); so called because the shield of France was imprinted on them.