Suddenly, towards evening, a band of robbers swooped down upon them.
They went inside the garden when these wolves swooped down, said the woman, pointing to the French soldiers.
Giddon swooped her into his arms and pushed through the brush.
He took her hands and helped her to her feet and then swooped her into his arms.
But the habits of the Franks were none the less habits of lawless greed: they swooped down from their castles, as Raynald of Chatillon did from Krak of the Desert, to capture Saracens and hold them to ransom or to plunder caravans.
A more imaginative work by the same artist is a figure of a farmer who has just shot an eagle that swooped upon his grandson.
He leaned down and swooped her into his arms.