They went inside the garden when these wolves swooped down, said the woman, pointing to the French soldiers.
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.
Suddenly, towards evening, a band of robbers swooped down upon them.
They swooped down close to the French dragoons, something confused happened there amid the smoke, and five minutes later our uhlans were galloping back, not to the place they had occupied but more to the left, and among the orange-colored uhlans on chestnut horses and behind them, in a large group, blue French dragoons on gray horses could be seen.
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.
In olden times an eagle swooped down upon the New England coast, and carried off an infant Indian in his talons.
Giddon swooped her into his arms and pushed through the brush.
As we glided nearer, the stranger showed French colours from his peak; and by the eddying cloud of vulture sea-fowl that circled, and hovered, and swooped around him, it was plain that the whale alongside must be what the fishermen call a blasted whale, that is, a whale that has died unmolested on the sea, and so floated an unappropriated corpse.