I can't find コシなし defined in any dictionary. It looks like it might have something to do with udon noodles.

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From goo dictionary:



English example:

この餅は腰がある This rice cake is chewy.

For noodles, 'chewy' is probably not the best choice. I've seen it equated to al dente in English and that is probably a better translation.

コシなし would be the opposite, what we might call soggy noodles in English.

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    +1 for something so specific (and spot-on) as "al dente"
    – Flaw
    Jan 10, 2012 at 10:49

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