The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A name in the ancient cosmogomy for the formless void out of which everything at first sprang into existence, or the wide-spread confusion that prevailed before it shaped itself into order under the breath of the spirit of life.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Chaos'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/c/chaos.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.