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 Chaon’ian Food.Chap. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cha’os (ka’os).
 
Confusion; that confused mass of elemental substances supposed to have existed before God reduced creation into order. The poet Hesiod is the first extant writer that speaks of it.   1
       
“Light, uncollected, through the chaos urged
Its infant way, nor order yet bad drawn
His lovely train from out the dubious gloom.”
       
Thomson: Autumn, 732–4.
 


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