Lines or slashes are often used to show the result.
We can also understand that when Redwood slashes through the nerve of European regionalism in Wales, he is striking at European Union itself.
The double slashes indicate that each character in the string should be an element of the new array.
Note: The Intrinsics use the X/Open convention of collapsing multiple adjoining slashes in a filename into one slash.
First came the Imperial Cornet Band of Oz, dressed in emerald velvet uniforms with slashes of pea-green satin and buttons of immense cut emeralds.