From the performance “Motorized Books” by David Wells & Mark Bennett.
“Device” is in the dictionary between “deviation” and “devil.”
It is true that with online dictionaries and comprehensive wordsmithionaries in our smartphones, you can’t physically “flip” through entries and see what words come before and after an entry anymore. The bound collection of words was of course how one of the 20th century’s greatest art movements got their name, so it is challenging to think of how “smart”dictionaries would handle this momentous occasion? (Find on page: “dictionary” for more details.)
In the meantime, well, that was weird.