Selling junk for petty cash, our menial jobs, our grimy apartment—the American version of a hut; maybe in America, when Baba looked at me, he saw a little bit of Hassan.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
Then I raided their petty cash, taking about twice the yearly income for the average American household.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
How many honest men were liars, brave men cowards, loyal men traitors, how many sainted men were corrupt, how many people in positions of trust had sold their souls to blackguards for petty cash, how many had never had souls?
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
An old tin petty cash box was hidden under a removable floorboard beneath her bed.
Ian McEwan -- Atonement
"I don’t think she has very much to complain of, all the same," Francoise would sigh grimly, for she had a tendency to regard as petty cash all that my aunt might give her for herself or her children, and as treasure riotously squandered on a pampered and ungrateful darling the little coins slipped, Sunday by Sunday, into Eulalie’s hand, but so discreetly passed that Francoise never managed to see them.
Marcel Proust -- Swann’s Way
I just figured you could pay me out of petty cash back there in the back of the store somewhere.
Phil Robertson -- Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander