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LORILLEUX (MADAME), wife of the preceding, was a sister of Coupeau, who
married Gervaise Macquart. Along with her husband, she worked at the
trade of gold chain-making; like him, she was so avaricious that her
custom was to examine the soles of her visitors' boots lest they should
depart with any adhering gold dust. From the first she resented her
brother's marriage, and took every opportunity of being disagreeable to
Gervaise. Though she was willing to accept the Coupeaus' hospitality in
their prosperous days, she refused to do anything to assist them after
their downfall. L'Assommoir.



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