scandalmonger - a talebearer (one who officiously carries reports of private matters to gratify malice or idle curiosity).
familiar - a person with whom one has constant intercourse, an intimate friend or associate.
Normand = Norman - a native or inhabitant of Normandy; one belonging to, or descended from, the mixed Scandinavian and Frankish race inhabiting that part of France.
all over the show = all over the shop - scattered about the place, spread out in every direction; following an erratic and undefined course; in a state of confusion.
in sum - (Expressed) in a few words, briefly or summarily; to conclude in few words, to sum up; in brief, in short.
hum - a piece of humbug; an imposition, a hoax (slang or colloq.)
stake - that which is placed at hazard; esp. a sum of money or other valuable commodity deposited or guaranteed, to be taken by the winner of a game, race, contest, etc.
assembling* - gathering together, meeting to Dublin
courting - the paying of courteous attention, in order to win favour or love; paying of addresses, wooing.
wellfire = wellgrate - ...In the closing years of the 19th century a 'well-grate' was invented, in which the fire burns upon the hearth, combustion being aided by an air-chamber below.
hoy - a heavy or clumsy person (obs.)
Schotte (d) - a Scotchman, a Scotsman
Hell-fire club - name given to clubs of reckless or abandoned young men, chiefly about the beginning of the eighteenth century.
vacuum* - a space entirely empty of matter
Punch -the name of the principal character, a grotesque hump-backed figure, in the puppet-show called Punch and Judy.
Ecclesiastes - the title of a book of the Old Testament, written in the person of Solomon, and traditionally ascribed to his authorship.
nonne - obs. form of nun
ninny - a simpleton, a fool; a child
Eccles - Name of a town in Lancashire; Eccles cake - a kind of fancy cake.
hostel - a public house of lodging and entertainment for strangers and travellers; an inn, a hotel.
to scrape out - to dig out with the nails or claws; Also fig.
redress - to restore or bring back (a thing or person) to a proper state; to set (a person) right, by obtaining, or (more rarely) giving, satisfaction or compensation for the wrong or loss sustained; to remedy or remove (trouble or distress of any kind) address
to call it a night - to stop at least for the present whatever one has been doing.
shakeup - an act of shaking up or being shaken up, or the result of this; a thorough or drastic change or rearrangement; a disturbing or unsettling experience.
plighter - one who or that which plights or pledges
palm - to conceal in the palm of the hand, as in cheating at cards or dice, or in juggling; to impose (a thing) fraudulently (on or upon a person); to pass off by trickery or fraud.
winker - one who winks (in various senses) (rare.)
mayhap - perhaps, maybe
hora - a Romanian and Israeli round-dance ora
Fitz - the Anglo-French word for 'son'; chiefly Hist. in patronymic designations, in which it was followed by the name of a parent in the uninflected genitive. Some of these survive as surnames, e.g. Fitzherbert, Fitzwilliam, etc.; in later times new surnames of the kind have been given to the illegitimate children of royal princes.
Tartar - a native inhabitant of the region of Central Asia extending eastward from the Caspian Sea, and formerly known as Independent and Chinese Tartary.
auspice - any divine or prophetic token; prosperous lead
bonny - pleasing to the sight, comely, beautiful, expressing homely beauty Donnybrook
barmaid* - a female who sells food and drink at the bar of a tavern or hotel.
pontifical - pertaining or proper to a bishop or prelate; of or pertaining to a chief or high priest; characterized by the pomp, state, dignity, authority, or dogmatic character of a pontiff; short for pontifical mass.
soddenly - in a sodden manner; heavily and dully; damply certainly
there are no flies on* - there is no fault to be found with, there are no blemishes in; there is nothing dishonest or 'shady' about (a transaction).
mayhem - the crime of violently inflicting a bodily injury upon a person so as to make him less able to defend himself or annoy his adversary maybe
sweepstakes* - a betting or gambling transaction in which each person contributes a stake, and the whole of the stakes are taken by one or divided among several under certain conditions.
providential - that is, or is thought to be, by special interposition of providence; lucky, fortunate.
squeeze - a strong financial or commercial demand or pressure, esp. a restriction in the supply of money, credit, goods, etc.
pint - a vessel containing a pint
kick - an indentation in the bottom of a glass bottle, diminishing the internal capacity.
punch - a beverage now generally composed of wine or spirits mixed with hot water or milk and flavoured with sugar, lemons, and some spice or cordial.
Gaelicize* - to make Gaelic in form, quality or customs
barley - a hardy awned cereal (genus Hordeum), cultivated in all parts of the world.
on one's ear* - drunk