Sometimes the separation of page segments by space is not clear enough. Then we can add this layout element as an explicit visual separation.


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The horizontal rule is depicted by three asterisks or three hyphens at the beginning of a line. We may separate the characters by one space: * * * or - - - or indent them by up to three spaces. No other characters are allowed to follow on the same line.


Pack my red box with five dozen quality jugs. Jack, love my big wad of sphinx quartz! Fake bugs put in wax jonquils drive him crazy. The jay, pig, fox, zebra and my wolves quack!

Sex prof gives back no quiz with mild joy. When zombies arrive, quickly fax judge Pat. A quick movement of the enemy will jeopardize six gunboats. Just keep examining every low bid quoted for zinc etchings.

We can also emphasize a hero quote with surrounding rules:

Now fax quiz Jack!” my brave ghost pled. The five boxing wizards jump quickly. DJs flock by when MTV ax quiz prog. My jocks box, get hard, unzip, quiver, flow. The wizard quickly jinxed the gnomes before they vaporized.
 — Z. Bubblebrox