Invalide

(French). A four-sou piece, so called because it was debased to the value of three sous and a-half.

“Tien, prens cet invalide, a ma sante va boire.”

Deux Arlequins (1691).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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