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9  /**  /**
10   * A collection designed for holding elements prior to processing.   * A collection designed for holding elements prior to processing.
11   * Besides basic {@link java.util.Collection Collection} operations, queues provide   * Besides basic {@link java.util.Collection Collection} operations, queues provide
12   * additional insertion, extraction, and inspection operations.   * additional insertion, extraction, and inspection operations. The names
13     * of the operations vary with their policies:
14     *
15     *<table BORDER CELLPADDING=3 CELLSPACING=1>
16     *  <tr>
17     *    <td><em>Operation</em></td>
18     *    <td ALIGN=CENTER><em>Attempt</em></td>
19     *    <td ALIGN=CENTER><em>Throw</em></td>
20     *  </tr>
21     *  <tr>
22     *    <td><em>insert</em></td>
23     *    <td>offer(x)</td>
24     *    <td>add(x)</td>
25     *  </tr>
26     *  <tr>
27     *    <td><em>extract</em></td>
28     *    <td>poll()</td>
29     *    <td>remove()</td>
30     *  </tr>
31     *  <tr>
32     *    <td><em>inspect</em></td>
33     *    <td>peek()</td>
34     *    <td>element()</td>
35     *  </tr>
36     *</table>
37   *   *
38   * <p>Queues typically, but do not necessarily, order elements in a   * <p>Queues typically, but do not necessarily, order elements in a
39   * FIFO (first-in-first-out) manner.  Among the exceptions are   * FIFO (first-in-first-out) manner.  Among the exceptions are

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